Saturday, September 18, 2010

Alice with a golden crown

Alice with a golden crownTitle: Through the looking-glass: and what Alice found there. Author: Lewis Carroll. Publisher: T. Y. Crowell & co., 1893. Original from: Harvard University. Digitized: Apr 14, 2008. Length: 227 pages.

"Oh, how glad I am to get here! And what is this on my head ?" she exclaimed in a tone of dismay, as she put her hands up to something very heavy, that fitted tight all round her head.

"But how can it have got there without my knowing it ?" she said to herself, as she lifted it off, and set it on her lap to make out what it could possibly be.
It was a golden crown.

Image by Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell March 5, 1862 – January 15, 1924, American artist and author, born in McDonough County, Illinois. Newell often illustrated the works of other authors, such as Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, John Kendrick Bangs, and Lewis Carroll.

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 1902) 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 Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell March 5, 1862 – January 15, 1924, and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from December 31 of that year.

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