Thursday, September 09, 2010

Alice B. Toklas

Alice B. ToklasOn September 9, 1910, Alice B. Toklas became the lifetime house mate of avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein. JPEG (17kb) || TIFF (125kb)

Title: [Portrait of Alice B. Toklas, Chartres] Creator(s): Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964, photographer. Date Created/Published: 1949 Oct. 8. Medium: 1 photographic print : gelatin silver. Part of: Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Portrait photographs of celebrities Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-42496 (b&w film copy neg.)

Call Number: LOT 12735, no. 1096 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

* Title derived from information on verso of photographic print.
* Van Vechten number: XXV GG.
* Also available on microfilm.
* Gift; Carl Van Vechten Estate; 1966.
* Forms part of: Portrait photographs of celebrities, a LOT which in turn forms part of the Carl Van Vechten photograph collection (Library of Congress).

Carl Van Vechten Photographs (LOTs 12735 and 12736) Rights and Restrictions Information.

Per the instrument of gift, "for a period of 20 years from the date of this Instrument [1966], none of the photographs contained in said collection may be sold, reproduced, published or given away in any form whatsoever except with my [Saul Mauriber, Photographic Executor for Van Vechten] express permission in writing." This restriction expired in 1986.

The Library of Congress believes that the photographs are in the public domain.

As the restrictions on this collection expired in 1986, the Library of Congress believes this image is in the public domain. The Carl Van Vechten estate has asked that use of Van Vechten's photographs "preserve the integrity" of his work, i.e, that photographs not be colorized or cropped, and that proper credit is given to the photographer.

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