Friday, December 10, 2010

Ralph Bunche

Ralph BuncheTitle: [Portrait of Ralph Bunche] Creator(s): Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964, photographer Date Created/Published: 1951 May 16. Medium: 1 photographic print : gelatin silver. Part of: Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Portrait photographs of celebrities. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-109113 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory: 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.
In 1998 the Library’s Publishing Office was contacted by Bruce Kellner, who disputes Mr. Mauriber’s authority in executing the Instrument of Gift. Upon review of the relevant materials, the Library continues to believe that the photographs are in the public domain.

However, patrons are advised that Mr. Kellner has expressed his concern 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.

Call Number: LOT 12735, no. 173 [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: X II 20.
* 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).

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