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Public Domain questions


Date: Sat Aug 30 2003 - 20:49:13 PDT

Hi everyone :) I have been lurking for quite a while now... and wow!!! Love
the information here!!! I am awed by the talent and creativity of this

I have a degree in Art ed but haven't taught since the early 90's in a school
setting. (I currently stay at home with my kids and homeschool them. I have
been teaching art to homeschoolers for the last few years.... sometimes for
pay - sometimes for free.)

Anyhow, I have been less than impressed by whats available for the homeschool
community when it comes to art. There are some good resources out there but
not many. Currently, I am writing a curriculum that integrates American Art
History with American History. Its a crafts and fine arts approach - with the
basic being a timeline progression and how the art of the time relates to
what was going on in American and the world.

My question is: What exactly is considered public domain art? If I am
selling a text book then what images am I allowed to use? Are all images prior to
1923 considered public domain?? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!