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Rights and Restrictions Information

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730

Photographs taken by the Architect of the Capitol may be restricted for "promotional or advertising purposes."

Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy on serving originals.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Permitted; subject to P&P copying guidelines.

Publication and other forms of distribution: May be restricted. The Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the United States Capitol complex of buildings, building contents, and grounds. It generates and maintains a collection of photographs of United States Capitol complex and events. Because of the close relationship of the AOC and the Library of Congress, AOC photographs can be found in some Prints and Photographs Division files and collections. The AOC website at gives the following information about the use of AOC images:

Photographs from the records of the Architect of the Capitol may be used for scholarly or educational purposes; they are not made available for promotional or advertising purposes. For information about ordering images and permission to publish, please send a letter identifying the image that you would like to use and the purpose for which you wish to use it to:

The Honorable Alan M. Hantman, FAIA
Architect of the Capitol
U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Because of the temporary suspension of postal mail to this office, please fax your letter to (202) 228-1893.

Credit Line: AOC Collection, courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [Reproduction number e.g., LC-USZ62-12345]

For more information, please read: Copyright and Other Restrictions: ... Sources for Information

Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last revised: Feb. 10, 2003.

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