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Image Collections

Medical Library Image Collection

The NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine image database includes photographs of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine buildings, people, departments and events. Early images of the original Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Hospital buildings are included. In addition, class pictures from the medical college and nursing school are included. 

The database is available in two portals:

Internal Users: This portal is only available to NYP/WCM affiliates. All of the images in the database, with the exception of patient images that are protected by HIPAA, are included in this portal.

External Users: This portal is open to all users. It contains selected database images from 1771 to 1976. Of special interest are class pictures of the nursing school and medical college, and early images of the hospital and medical college.

Not finding the photographs you seek? Please contact the archives. More images are available offline.

How to Search the Database

Find detailed instructions for searching the database here

How to Order Images

Please use the PDF iconPhoto Order Form for making photo requests. Please note the accession numbers (found in the image metadata) of the images you are ordering on the form.

We charge external users $5 per image and a $10 service fee per order.  There is no charge for WCMC and NYP/WC affiliates. In addition to the photo order form, please submit applicable permission forms:

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