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Photochrom Collection

Rights and Restrictions Information

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


Publication and other forms of distribution: No known restrictions. Photochroms were published primarily from the 1890s to 1910s by the Detroit Publishing Company in Michigan and the Photoglob Company in Zürich, Switzerland. Items published in the United States more than 95 years ago are in the public domain. There are no known restrictions on publication of photochroms published by the Photoglob Company.

Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving originals, which requires the use of digital images in lieu of the original images.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Subject to P&P policy on copying, which prohibits photocopying of the original color images.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-DIG-ppmsca-12345]

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. Prepared date: July 23, 2001. Last revised: Nov. 2019.


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