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Miguel Covarrubias

Rights and Restrictions Information

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Publication and other forms of distribution: Drawings by Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957) may be restricted. Copyright for such 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. Privacy and publicity rights may apply.

1. Works published more than 95 years ago in the U.S. are now in the public domain.

2. The copyrights to drawings published in Vanity Fair and Vogue are owned by Condé Nast Publications. Requests for permissions should be made to:

Condé Nast
One World Trade Center, 42nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (800) 897-8666
Email: [email protected]

Requests should be submitted by email, accompanied by a link to the catalog record and a statement of the proposed use.

3. Drawings published in other U.S. publications 95 years ago or less my be held by the publisher or another party.

4. Unpublished works created but not registered for copyright before January 1, 1978 may be protected by copyright law until 2027 (the life of the creator plus 70 years). The copyright to these works is held by:

Maria Elena Rico Covarrubias
Zamora 36
Colonia Condesa
Mexico, D.F.
C.P. 06140

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

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 original drawings.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Alfred Bendiner Memorial Collection, [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. Revised: February 2016; March 2019.


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