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Rights and Restrictions Information

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

Publication and other forms of distribution: Users should be aware of situations that potentially affect the rights status of the materials; users must perform their own assessment of the risk of using particular images:

  • Works by Winold Reiss acquired by the Library prior to 2008 are unrestricted, as these gifts and purchases included intellectual property rights.  Privacy and publicity rights may apply.

  • Rights to works by Winold Reiss given to or purchased by the Library during 2008 or later have been retained by The Reiss Archive.  Contact [email protected]

  • Rights to works by others, regardless of when they were acquired require analysis of the creator/copyright holder for the item in question. For example, photographs by Underwood & Underwood would fall under rights pertaining to images by that firm.
The date and method of acquisition by the Library of Congress appear in a note in the online catalog record for each item.

In all cases, privacy and publicity rights may also apply.

Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving originals. Unprocessed materials are served by advance arrangement (see: "Access to Unprocessed Materials" - /rr/print/info/022_unpr.html).  Some materials may be too fragile to serve.

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 placing some materials on a photocopy machine.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,  Winold Reiss Collection, [Reproduction number e.g., LC-USZ62-123456].

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. Created: July 2009. Revised: Oct. 2020; May 2021.

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