Ansel Adams’s Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar

Rights and Reproductions

Copyright and Other Restrictions

There are no known restrictions on Ansel Adams's Manzanar photographs. Privacy and publicity rights may apply.

Access: Permitted; subject to Prints & Photographs Division policy on serving originals which requires service of surrogate prints and copy negatives in lieu of the originals.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication, and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Permitted; subject to Prints & Photographs Division policy on copying.

Publication and other forms of distribution: No known restrictions. In giving this collection to the Library in the 1960s, Ansel Adams placed no restrictions on its use.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Ansel Adams, photographer, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-DIG-ppprs-00257].

How to Order Copies

Note: Digitizing of Ansel Adams's Manzanar prints and negatives was done at a high resolution and is sufficient for most publication purposes. Users may download images themselves or can order quality copies through the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service.

Obtaining Copies from Digital Files through the Photoduplication Service

Order Number: Use the LC-DIG number listed in the Reproduction Number field. If more than one LC-DIG number is listed, select the preferred image. (Generally, the original photographic print, if there is one in Library of Congress holdings, appears first in the thumbnail display; the original negative appears to its right.)

Price: See Photoduplication Service pricing for Digital Imaging Services.

Obtaining Copies from Black-and-White Film Negatives

For preservation reasons, images are printed from duplicate film negatives.

Order Number: Use the LC-A35-T01 or LC-A351-T01 number listed in the Reproduction Number field. If no LC-A35-T01 or LC-A351-T01 number is listed, no negative exists.

Price: See Photoduplication Service pricing for Photographic Services.

Obtaining Color Copies

Ansel Adams's Manzanar images were photographed with black-and-white film and were scanned in black-and-white. If a color copy showing the tonality of the print is desired:

Order Number: Use the LC-USZC…number listed in the Reproduction Number field. If no LC-USZC…number is listed, the original will have to be photographed in color by the Photoduplication Service. Order photography of the original by citing the Call Number.

Price: See Photoduplication Service pricing for Photographic Services.

The Photoduplication Service accepts orders by mail, fax (202-707-1771), and email (photoduplication@loc.gov). The Photoduplication Service estimates that it takes 3-6 weeks to complete an order. See the Photoduplication Service Web site for further information and order forms, or contact the Photoduplication Service (telephone: 202-707-5640; email: photoduplication@loc.gov).

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