Yanker Poster Collection
Rights and Restrictions Information
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730
The Yanker Poster Collection contains about 3,500 political, propaganda
and social issue posters and handbills. They date from 1927-1980
and were produced in the U.S. and in about 50 other countries. All
the pieces were published and distributed to advertise and/or promote
political activities and ideas. The use of images in this collection
may be restricted.
Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy on serving
originals, which requires the use of digital surrogates in lieu
of originals, when available.
Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying,
photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair
subject to P&P policy on copying which prohibits photocopying of original
Publication and other forms of distribution: May be
Online catalog records for posters in this collection include all
legible information found on the item related to copyright, such as
the name of the copyright claimant. When such information is available,
patrons are advised to conduct a copyright search to determine if a
copyright was registered and is still in effect. The addresses of such
parties, and an indication of the status of their works (to the extent
known by the Library) are provided in the Rights and Restrictions Information
page found online on the Prints and Photographs Reading Room homepage
at http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/ under
the artist's name.
However, many posters lack sufficient information to determine copyright
status. Sometimes patrons can derive clues from the image itself about
the artist or the printer, and this information can then be used in
a copyright search. Patrons who wish to show that a reasonable effort
was made to determine copyright status may wish to request a copyright
search and retain any supplied report for their records.
When explicit rights information is lacking, patrons must conduct
a "risk analysis" to determine appropriate use of an image.
This involves coupling a knowledge of rights principles (such as duration
of copyright, and the definition of "published" works) with
the risk associated with the intended use (i.e. educational or commercial)
and making and documenting for the user's records a decision about
whether or not use is appropriate.
The Division's reference aid, "Copyright
and Other Restrictions That Apply to
Publication/Distribution of Images: Assessing
the Risk of Using a P&P Image," found
online at http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html may
be of assistance in determining the appropriate
use of a Yanker poster.
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs
Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-90145]
For more information, please read: Copyright
and Other Restrictions: ... Sources for Information
Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last revised: Dec.