Monday, July 14, 2014

The Big Picture: Labor Party Convention, November 22, 1919

First national Labor Party convention, November 22, 1919. This photos is illustrative of the rise of socialist parties in the United States in the early 20th Century.


redlion said...

Hi ...
As the website manager of, I am reposting a series on the history of labor parties in teh US by our comrade Stan Phipps. I came across your photo of the delegates to the 1919 Convention and am wondering what the copyright status of this photo is. We relly don't want to be burned for using someone's intellectual property, it has happened before. May we use this picture, or is it copyright to someone else? Thank you.

Pat, Marcus & Alexis said...

That photograph is listed as a no restriction photograph with the Library of Congress (although their site is down right now in so far as pulling up photos). So they've evaluated the rights on that one and have determined that there's no restriction.

For point of reference, the U.S. Government publishes this short synopsis on copyright:

"How long does a copyright last?
The term of copyright for a particular work depends on several factors, including whether it has been published, and, if so, the date of first publication. As a general rule, for works created after January 1, 1978, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years. For an anonymous work, a pseudonymous work, or a work made for hire, the copyright endures for a term of 95 years from the year of its first publication or a term of 120 years from the year of its creation, whichever expires first. For works first published prior to 1978, the term will vary depending on several factors. To determine the length of copyright protection for a particular work, consult chapter 3 of the Copyright Act (title 17 of the United States Code). More information on the term of copyright can be found in Circular 15a, Duration of Copyright, and Circular 1, Copyright Basics."