Friday, October 8, 2010

The Great Chicago Fire,

Title: Chicago in Flames -- The Rush for Lives Over Randolph Street Bridge. Date: 1871. Source: Harper's Weekly. Creator: John R. Chapin (1823 - 1904). Category: Place. Type: Painting, Drawing, Etching, Other. Permission: Public domain. Subject: Chicago Fire.
The Great Chicago Fire burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871.

Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published works before 1923, in this case 1871, are now in the public domain.

This file is also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris in this case John R. Chapin (1823 - 1904), and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from December 31 of that year.

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