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When viewing any full sized photograph, or other media, from the collection the photographer and rights holders are listed.

Rights and Usage

Copyright Copyright protection is provided by laws of the United States and other countries to the creators of "original works of authorship" including literary, dramatic, artistic, musical, and certain other intellectual works. This Web site is such a work and is protected by copyright law. United States Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) restricts unauthorized use of copyrighted material; potential users must obtain permission from the copyright holder.

The nature of historical archival photograph collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may sometimes be difficult or even impossible to determine. Please contact the Urban Archives if you have additional information regarding the materials found on this website.

Fair Use The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and scholarship. The Urban Archives welcomes fair use of our site and its contents.

For any such use, please credit owner(s) by citing them. The citation style can be found at the bottom of this page.

Personal Use Personal use does not require written permission from the owner. This includes reference, research, and any other use, provided all such uses are limited to private, non-commercial use. We would, however, appreciate an e-mail telling us how you are planning to use this material. This helps us know how others are using this archives and, therefore, plan its future development.

Additionally, please credit owner(s) by citing them. The citation style can be found at the bottom of this page.

Commercial Use You must send us an inquiry for any other activities beyond fair or personal use. These include but are not limited to electronic or paper publishing, video production, exhibits, product presentations, interior design, advertising, or similar commercial purposes. Users assume full responsibility for any infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Creative Commons Licensing Unless otherwise noted, the photos housed in the Urban Archives are protected by creative content licensing. The specific type of license covering the materials in the collection is the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. This allows you to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the original images. A stipulation of these privileges is that materials used carry the appropriate attribution and derivative works based on this collection must also carry the same licensing policies. Also, materials from the collection cannot be used for commercial purposes (unless written permission is secured).

To learn more about Creative Commons licensing please visit the Creative Commons Organization.

Citation Style

Please use the following format when citing materials from the Urban Archives:

Photo: ‘contributor name’, The Urban Archives (, Item Number 20070505TRD151543

The Item Number is listed as part of the image’s metadata displayed in the single image result page. Please refer to the following example.

snipet of metadata fields highliting item number

Your citation would read:

Photo: Tom Dobrowolsky, The Urban Archives (, Item number 20040203TRD1988