Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States

Delegates at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 prepare to sign the U.S. Constitution at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. credit: "Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States" by artist Howard Chandler Christy

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF.

This image is however not in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris), in this case Howard Chandler Christy (January 10, 1873 – March 3, 1952), and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from the last day, (december 31st) of that year.. If your use will be outside the United States please check your local law.

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution

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