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Restrictions on
Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

There are no known restrictions on these photographs. However, approximately fifty of the portraits of soldiers (mostly enlisted men) are copies of photographs that the Library of Congress borrowed during the 1950s and early 1960s. (The catalog records for these images contain a note field that begins "Copy photo made by LC . . . ."). After copying, the original photographs were returned to their owners but the Library did not retain a record of the owner's names and addresses. The Library is not aware of any restrictions on these images, but is anxious to hear from individuals or institutions that own the original photographs or who know of their history.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-B8184-3287]

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