Hi! This is great blog. Are there any copyright restrictments in using these pictures for a publication?
All these images are from the U.S. National Archives and are public documents. So they can be used for any purpose. I believe that custom is that if you are going to publish them for $, (i.e. Sale) it is best to get your own copies from the Archives. The still picture collection is open to the public and can be scanned from prints onsite.
If, I, was going to publish photos I would have digital copies made from the original negatives - it costs - but you get the best quality image. The prints I scanned are usually over 50 years old, and are often muddy, stained, and just plain dirty.
Most of the images in the blogs has a “NARA Ref# 111-SC-xxxxxx” The reference number is what you need to order digital or paper copies from the original negatives. The ones that don’t display a number is due simply to the text length limitations on Tumblr. If you want one that hasn’t got a number - I’ll be happy to provide it. Just quote the blog # and caption to me and I can send you the specific NARA Ref#.
The instructions for ordering digital copies and prints are on the NARA web site. Along with costs and how to submit an order.