Seeking Free Victorian to WWI-era Photos
September 3, 2006 1:13 PM Subscribe
Where can I find a large database of photgraphs like this
that are in the public domain? I'm also looking for a large site with pictures from World War I that are free to use.
posted by interrobang to media & arts (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The guy from the link has this copyright information at the bottom of the page:
All the images on my sites are unique photographs from my own collection
and must not be copied, printed, or used in any way without my permission
they are not in the public domain, or available from any other source.
Is this possible? How is it that he "owns" the rights to these images? Is there a quick way of knowing whether or not something is public domain? I was under the impression that it was anything that hadn't had its copyright renewed after 1923 or so. I just want to make drawings out of these pictures, and if I sell or publish them, I want it to be legal.