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Popular Graphic Arts

Rights and Restrictions Information

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


Publication and other forms of distribution: Most of the images in the Popular Graphic Art series (prints with a call number beginning "PGA") and many of the items in the Popular & Applied Graphic Art Prints series (prints and ephemera with call numbers that include the designation "PAGA 7") were published in the United States more than 95 years ago and are, therefore, in the public domain.

Items published in the U.S. 95 years ago or less and items published outside the U.S. may be restricted by copyright (see the "How Long Copyrights Last" section of the division's "Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images: Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image").

Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving originals. Most items with a call number that includes the designation "PAGA 7" are served by appointment because they require special handling.

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, [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: January 2019.


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