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Toni Frissell Photograph Collection

Rights and Restrictions Information

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

Publication and other forms of distribution:

  • Images for which the Library holds original negative or transparency: No known restrictions, with the exception of King Ranch photographs noted below.

    Per the instrument of gift, Miss Frissell dedicated to the public the rights she held to original negatives and transparencies in her collection, and she orally informed the Library that she held the rights to those images. This assertion is supported by Vogue Magazine, for which Miss Frissell produced many photographs. They have informed the Library in writing that they claim no rights to images for which the Library holds the negatives or transparencies. However, privacy and publicity rights may apply.

    The presence of "LC-F9..." at the beginning of a call number or reproduction number indicates that the Library holds the original negative or transparency.

    Note: Photographs in LOT 12452, Bookboards, which have original negatives fall into the above category. Photographs of Bouvier-Kennedy wedding in LOT 10499-2 also have original negatives. They represent a portion of an exhibition created by Magnum, Inc., for the Library in 1964 from negatives to which Miss Frissell retained rights. Magnum does not control use of original Frissell negatives in the Library's collection.

  • Images for which the Library does not hold the original negative or transparency: May be restricted. Photographic prints for which the Library does not hold negatives or transparencies may have been produced as "work for hire" and copyright may be held by the original client. Privacy and publicity rights may also apply. Note: Photographs in LOT 12452, Bookboards that do not have original negatives fall into this category.

  • King Ranch photographs: Restricted. Written permission must be received before photographic copies of King Ranch images can be produced for any purpose. Contact:

    King Ranch, Inc.
    Kingsville, TX 78363

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.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Toni Frissell Photograph Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-F9-1956-12-01, Frame 6]

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. Last updated: Oct. 2021.

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