Saturday, November 15, 2008

Embarkation of the Pilgrims

Embarkation of the PilgrimsHigh Resolution Image Protestant pilgrims are shown on the deck of the ship Speedwell before their departure for the New World from Delft Haven, Holland, on July 22, 1620.
William Brewster, holding the Bible, and pastor John Robinson lead Governor Carver, William Bradford, Miles Standish, and their families in prayer. The prominence of women and children suggests the importance of the family in the community.

At the left side of the painting is a rainbow, which symbolizes hope and divine protection. Weir (1803–1890) had studied art in Italy and taught art at the military academy at West Point. Painting by Robert W. Weir, photograph by the Architect of the Capitol.

Image Licensing: This image is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work of art and thus not copyrightable in itself in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.; the same is also true in many other countries. The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content because: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 (in this case 1844) were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain and also in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris in this case Robert Weir 1803–1890) and that most commonly run for a period of 50 to 70 years from the last day (december 31st) of that year. from that date. please check your local law.

This section of the Architect of the Capitol Web site offers downloadable high-quality digital images in JPEG format. These images are in the public domain and, unless otherwise noted, may be used without permission.

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