Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Seeing Santa Claus

Seeing Santa ClausTitle: Seeing Santa Claus. Date Created/Published: 1876. Medium: 1 print : wood engraving by Thomas Nast. Summary: Santa starting down chimney 2 children peek from skylight. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-52568 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Call Number: Illus. in AP2.H32 1876 (Case Y) [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

* Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1876 Jan. 1, p. 17.
* No file print.
* This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.
* Caption card tracings: PI Works; Santa Claus; Shelf.

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 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF . Works published before 1923 (in this case 1876) 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 (Thomas Nast September 27, 1840 – December 7, 1902) and that most commonly run for a period of 50 to 70 years from December 31 of that year.

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