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Winold Reiss Collection

Rights and Restrictions Information

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

Winold Reiss works acquired by the Library prior to 2008 are unrestricted.  Other Reiss works may be restricted by copyright.  In all cases, privacy and publicity rights may also apply.

Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving originals. Unprocessed materials are served by advance arrangement (see: "Access to Unprocessed Materials" -  Some materials may be too fragile to serve.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Subject to P&P policy on copying. This policy prohibits placing some materials on a photocopy machine.

Publication and other forms of distribution: Users should be aware of situations that potentially affect the rights status of the materials; users must perform their own assessment of the risk of using particular images:

  • Works by Winold Reiss acquired by the Library prior to 2008 are unrestricted, as these gifts and purchases included intellectual property rights.  Privacy and publicity rights may apply.

  • Rights to works by Winold Reiss given to or purchased by the Library during 2008 or later have been retained by The Reiss Archive.  Contact

The date and method of acquisition by the Library of Congress appear in a note in the online catalog record for each item.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,  Winold Reiss Collection, [Reproduction number e.g., LC-USZ62-123456].

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. Created: July 2009.

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