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Wilmette, IL


Unique Images and Liberal Licensing Offer Valuable Resource

CRIA, LLC has announced the launching of its web site,, offering quality historical and contemporary images at flat rates (from $5.00 to $35.00) on a royalty-free basis. Founded by well-known author and historian Jay Robert Nash, the company offers diverse inventory covering all types of persons, places, things and events throughout history. is the exclusive distributor of several large image collections, including the Jay Robert Nash Collection (more than 6 million images) and the Derek Fell Collection (more than 150,000). The total image inventory is being prepared for release over time, with a large selection already available on the site.

Many of 's images have never been published. Most are accompanied by detailed background information, written by staff historians and accredited researchers. The inventory is augmented by contemporary images produced by CRIA staff photographers.

" offers a welcome solution for anyone accustomed to paying unreasonable rates for quality images," said founder Jay Robert Nash. "Our fees are clearly stated and are far below industry norms. The excellent feedback we've received to date from graphic artists, commercial users, researchers, authors, and collectors have helped us to shape into the affordable, in-depth image repository they've always dreamed about."

The site offers sophisticated searching and browsing tools and allows users to manage their selections. It's also fast, thanks to the licensed IonDrive™ technology for rapid retrievals and graphical displays.'s royalty-free licensing terms are liberal and impose minimal restrictions with respect to duplication, distribution, time, and geographical use. The company offers images both individually and on a prepaid account basis (with accompanying discounts). Business-level subscriptions are also available.

CRIA is a Limited Liability Corporation based in Wilmette, Illinois


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