Friday, April 30, 2010

The May Pole

The May PoleTitle: Photography as a fine art: the achievements and possibilities of photographic art in America. Author: Charles Henry Caffin. Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1901. Original from: Harvard University. Digitized: Jul 5, 2007. Length: 191 pages.

Photo by Clarence Hudson White (April 8, 1871 – July 7, 1925) an American photographer and a founding member of the Photo-Secession movement. He is recognized as a master of the art form for his sentimental portraits and for his excellence as a teacher of photography.
The maypole is a tall wooden pole traditionally of maple, hawthorn or birch erected to celebrate May Day. It may be a semi-permanent feature, standing year-round until it has to be repainted or replaced, or it may be temporary. It may be decorated with coloured ribbons suspended from the top, flowers, draped in greenery, hung with wreaths or other symbols or decorations, depending on local and regional traditions.

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 1923 are copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 ,in this case 1901, are now in the public domain.

This file is also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris in this case Clarence Hudson White (April 8, 1871 – July 7, 1925), and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from December 31 of that year.

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