Oscar Wilde photograph, New York (1882)

Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division LOT 12385 [item] [P&P]: Napoleon Sarony, Oscar Wilde No. 18, 1882.

Oscar Wilde photograph, New York (1882), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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'Oscar Wilde No. 18' photograph

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A photograph of Oscar Wilde taken by Napoleon Sarony. The photograph was the copyrighted work in the Burrow Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony case that dealt with the question of originality in the context of photography.

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  • Panzer, Mary. Mathew Brady and the image of history. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Portrait Gallery, 1997.

  • Gaines, Jane. Contested Culture: The Image, the Voice, and the Law. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

  • Farley, Christine Haight. 'Copyright Law's Response to the Invention of Photography.' 65 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 385 (2004).

Related documents in this database:
1862: Court of Cassation on photography
1883: Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony
1883: Sarony's Brief
1883: Burrow-Giles' Brief

Author: Napoleon Sarony

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1882

Location: New York

Language: English

Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division LOT 12385 [item] [P&P]: Napoleon Sarony, Oscar Wilde No. 18, 1882.

Persons referred to:
Sarony, Napoleon
Wilde, Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills

Places referred to:
New York

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Institutions referred to:


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