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Berenice Abbott

Rights and Restrictions Information

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


Photographs by Berenice Abbott may be found in many collections in the Prints & Photographs Division. Howard Greenberg Gallery, which acquired the Abbott Estate from Commerce Graphics in 2013, has informed the Library that it holds the copyright to all of Abbott's photographs. Privacy and publicity rights may also apply.

Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy on serving originals.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Permitted; subject to P&P policy on copying.
This policy prohibits xeroxing of the original photographs in this collection.

Publication and other forms of distribution: May be restricted. Howard Greenberg Gallery, which acquired the Abbott estate from Commerce Graphics in 2013, asserts that it holds Abbott's copyrights and manages the usage rights to Abbott photographs. While the Library of Congress has not found any information in the Copyright Office that substantiated Commerce Graphics’ claim, patrons are advised to check for copyright before publishing or otherwise distributing photographs credited to Abbott. Some of Abbott's portrait photographs may be subject to rights of privacy and publicity. Patrons are responsible for investigating these rights and any other restrictions imposed by clients, sitters, or their heirs.

Howard Greenberg Gallery asks that usage requests be sent via email to:
[email protected]

Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street
Suite 1406
New York, NY 10022

Telephone: 212-334-0010

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number e.g., LC-USZ62-108760]

For more information, please read: Copyright and Other Restrictions: ... Sources for Information


Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff, 2002. Last revised: May 2018
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