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We use thousands of photographs in our articles of the
West. While the vast majority of images displaying current views of destinations
in the west are owned by
Legends of America or are submitted by our readers, other pictures
are also utilized with credit given to the photographer and website where
found. We also utilize hundreds of photographs provided
by public domain resources such as the National Parks System, the Library
of Congress, the National Archives, and other United States Government
entities. Other historic photographs are utilized under the copyright law
of the United States:
For works first published before 1978, the complete absence of a copyright
notice from a published copy indicates that the work was never protected
by copyright. U. S. copyright in any work published or
copyrighted prior to January 1, 1923, has expired by operation of law, and
the work has permanently fallen into the public domain in the United
That being said, more than half of our
historic photographs have been painstakingly restored,
taking out many
defects that old photos often display - noise, tears, watermarks, etc.
This restoration process make the photos exclusive to us and cannot be
utilized elsewhere without written permission. Those that have been
restored appear in sepia tones on the website..