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Cartoon Drawings

Rights and Restrictions Information

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


Publication and other forms of distribution:The Cartoon Drawings collection (CD1) contains original drawings for cartoons, spanning the late 1700s to the present, by hundreds of cartoonists. 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.

All information documented by P&P staff regarding publication and/or copyright claimants has been recorded in the catalog record. When the Library is aware of restriction information for a specific artist, a statement is available, listed on the Rights and Restrictions Information page under the artist's 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. Rreated: Dec. 1999; March 2019


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