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Caroline and Erwin Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon

Rights and Restrictions Information

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


Publication and other forms of distribution: The Swann Collection contains drawings, prints, and paintings related to the art of caricature, cartoon, and illustration by American and foreign artists and illustrators spanning the years 1780 to 1975.

Rights will vary depending on such factors as whether the work was published or unpublished (created for purposes other than distribution) and the date the work was created. Rights might be associated with the magazine or newspaper which first published the piece, or with the artist.

Patrons wishing to publish or otherwise distribute items from this collection must conduct item-specific assessments of the rights which may be associated with the specific pieces. Online catalog records for cartoons in this collection include all legible information found on the item related to copyright, such as the name of the copyright claimant or the date and place of publication. When the Library is aware of restriction information for a specific artist or corporate entity, a statement is available, listed on the Rights and Restrictions Information page under the artist or corporate name. Copyright for other works is determined by guidelines on the duration of copyright; see: Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images: Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image - How Long Copyrights Last.

Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving originals.

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 photocopying of original drawings.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-90145]

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. Revised: November 21, 2005; March 2019


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