Performing Arts Posters
Rights and Restrictions Information
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730
Publication and other forms of distribution: Performing Arts Posters are drawn from three collections: Theatrical
Poster Collection, the Minstrel Poster Collection, and the Magic
Poster Collection. While the dates span 1840-1936, the bulk of the
posters were published between 1879-1910.
no known restrictions on Performing Arts Posters. Most of the material
in this collection was published more than 95 years ago and is in the public domain.
The few that date less than 95 years ago (the latest being ca. 1936) do not include copyright notices or symbols. (For 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).
Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving
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 photocopying of
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: 2003; March 2019