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Eugene Atget

Rights and Restrictions Information

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

The Library owns a portfolio of photographs by Eugene Atget that was published by Berenice Abbott in 1956. There are no known restrictions.

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 xeroxing of the original photographs.

Publication and other forms of distribution: Permitted. Although the title page states "All Rights Reserved," the Library has been unable to ascertain who owns the rights to these images. Commerce Graphics asserts that it holds Berenice Abbott's copyrights, but they do not claim the rights for this portfolio. The Museum of Modern Art, which owns Atget's negatives, reports that Atget had no heirs and believes that any rights may have expired.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [Reproduction number e.g., LC- USZ62-12345]

For more information, please read: Copyright and Other Restrictions: ... Sources for Information

Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last revised: February 18, 1999.

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