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The William Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs

Rights and Restrictions Information

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


The William Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs contains photographs and graphic materials from many sources including commercial and amateur photographers, wire services, and artists. Some are not identified with the name of their creator or their source. Rights may vary.

Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving originals. Digital "surrogates" are provided for use by researchers. Originals are served by appointment only; some items cannot be served because of fragile condition.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Subject to P&P policy on copying. Digital "surrogates" are provided for use by researchers.

Publication and other forms of distribution: All information documented by P&P staff regarding publication and/or copyright claimants has been recorded in the catalog record. Published works copyrighted prior to 1923 are in the public domain. Published works copyrighted after 1923 that are still in their original or renewal term of copyright are protected for 95 years from the copyright date. Unpublished works may be protected by copyright for the life of the creator plus 70 years or until the year 2002, whichever is longer. Therefore, patrons are advised to check for copyright prior to publication or other forms of distribution. Privacy and publicity rights may also apply.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [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: 30 November 2010.


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