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Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection of Photographs of the Alexander Graham Bell Family

Rights and Restrictions Information

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


While the donors of the collection dedicated to the public all rights they possessed in the collection, copyright to some of the photographs may be retained by the actual creators or their heirs. Privacy and publicity rights may also 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.

Publication and other forms of distribution: May be restricted.

  1. Wire service, professional photographer, studio, publicity, or other photographs and original artwork from commercial sources may be restricted by copyright. They can be recognized by the name that appears on the front or back of the image, e.g., Submarine Film Corporation; W.H. Stalee, Washington, D.C.; AT&T. More information on specific wire services is available in the Restrictions Notebook under Wide World Photos, etc. Privacy and publicity rights may also apply.

  2. Images by unidentified creators and images from unidentified sources are problematic because of the lack of information. Patrons who wish to show that a reasonable effort was made to determine copyright status should request a copyright search and retain any reply for their records.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection of Photographs of the Alexander Graham Bell Family, [reproduction number, e.g. LC- USZ62-12345]

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Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last revised: August 21, 1998.


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