Cabinet of American Illustration (CAI)
Copyright and Other Restrictions
The Cabinet of American Illustration (CAI) contains approximately 4,000
original drawings by 250 artists produced as illustrations for books and
periodicals. Represented in the Cabinet are such leading illustrators as
F.O.C. Darley, Thomas Nast, Arthur Burdett Frost, Alice Barber Stephens,
Jessie Wilcox Smith, and Charles Dana Gibson. The collection at the Library
of Congress includes works from the 1820s through 1991, although drawings
produced between 1880 and 1920, considered the golden age of American illustration,
predominate. All information documented by
the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division staff regarding publication
and/or copyright claimants has been recorded in the catalog record. Patrons are
advised to check for copyright prior to publication or other forms of distribution.
It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use
restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the
Digital surrogates are provided for reference purposes. Access to original
material in the Cabinet of American Illustration is controlled by the Prints & Photographs
Division policy of providing surrogates in preference to serving original materials.
Photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use" is permitted.
Photocopying of original drawings is prohibited.
Credit line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,
[reproduction number, e.g., LC- USZ62-90145]
General Statement on Copyright and Other Restrictions
The Library of Congress is offering broad public access to this material as a
contribution to education and scholarship. Some materials in this collection
may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright
or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. More information about U.S. Copyright
is provided by the Copyright Office. Additionally, the reproduction of some materials
may be restricted by terms of Library of Congress gift or purchase agreements,
donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing
Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair
use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
The nature of historical archival collections means that copyright or other
information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Whenever possible, the Library provides information about copyright owners
and other restrictions in the catalog records, finding aids, special-program
illustration captions, and other texts that accompany collections. The Library
provides such information as a service to aid patrons in determining the appropriate
use of an item, but that determination ultimately rests with the patron.
As a publicly supported institution the Library generally does not own rights
to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees
for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise
distribute material in its collections. It is the patron's obligation to determine
and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise
distributing materials found in the Library's collections. The Library of Congress
is eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified
so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.