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George Hurrell

Rights and Restrictions Information

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730


The photographs George Hurrell made for his own use may be restricted by copyright. Other photographs, however, may have been produced as "work for hire" and copyright may be held by the original client. 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 use"): Permitted, subject to P&P policy on copying, which prohibits photocopying of the original photographs.

Publication and other forms of distribution:

  1. For individual photographs: May be restricted. The photographs George Hurrell made for his own use may be restricted by copyright. Other photographs, however, may have been produced as "work for hire" and copyright may be held by the original client. In addition, privacy and publicity rights may apply to the portraits.
  2. For the photographs included in the Hurrell portfolios in the PH filing series: Restricted. These photographs are copyrighted by Creative Art Images, Inc. The address is:
    Creative Art Images, Inc.
    Alan Rich, Vice-President
    2400 Whitman Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90068

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, photograph by George Hurrell, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-108760]

For more information, please read: Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images: Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image


Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last revised: February 13, 2006.


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