Carl Van Vechten
Photographs (LOTs 12735 and 12736)
Rights and Restrictions Information
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730
Donor restrictions expired in 1986 (see below for amplification).
However, privacy and publicity rights may apply.
Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy
on serving originals.
Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying,
photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair
subject to P&P policy on copying. This policy prohibits photocopying
of the original photographs in this collection.
Publication and other forms of distribution: Per the
instrument of gift, "for a period of 20 years from the date of this Instrument
, none of the photographs contained in said collection may be sold,
reproduced, published or given away in any form whatsoever except with
my [Saul Mauriber, Photographic Executor for Van Vechten] express permission
in writing." This restriction expired in 1986. In 1998 the Libraryís Publishing
Office was contacted by Bruce Kellner, who disputes Mr. Mauriberís authority
in executing the Instrument of Gift. Upon review of the relevant materials,
the Library continues to believe that the photographs are in the public
domain. However, patrons are advised that Mr. Kellner has expressed his
concern that use of Van Vechtenís photographs "preserve the integrity" of
his work, i.e, that photographs not be colorized or cropped, and that
proper credit is given to the photographer. Privacy and publicity rights
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs
Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, [reproduction number, e.g.,
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Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last revised: July