Architecture and Interior Design

Rights and Reproductions

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Images in this collection have been placed in the public domain by the heirs of the photographers.

More about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Gottscho-Schleisner Collection [please cite the reproduction number, e.g., LC-G612-40053]

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Electronic Sources on the learning page.

Obtaining Photographic Reproductions

Photographic copies of Prints and Photographs Division items found in American Memory can be ordered from the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service. These reproductions (prints or transparencies) are made from high quality negatives or transparencies.

Take down the following information to place an order:

  • If the "REPRODUCTION NUMBER" field is filled in, note down the letters and numbers that appear there and the type of negative (glass or film) mentioned in parentheses.
  • If the "REPRODUCTION NUMBER" field only contains dashes, take down the letters and numbers that appear in the "CALL NUMBER" field. (The original will have to be photographed by the Photoduplication Service.)
  • Note down a brief caption for the item.
  • Contact the Photoduplication Service to place an order (telephone: 202-707-5640). Orders are accepted by mail and by fax.
  • The Photoduplicaton Service estimates that it takes 3-6 weeks to complete an order.