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Photo of James Brown as Rip Masters and Rin Tin Tin from a postcard Brown sent to a fan of the television show.

Date 1955-postmark is faint in spots.
Source eBay


Author James Brown
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Pre-1978, no mark

  • The photo has no copyright markings on it as can be seen in the links above.
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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 without a copyright notice. See Commons:Hirtle chart for further explanation. Note that it may still be copyrighted in jurisdictions that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works (depending on the date of the author's death), such as Canada (50 p.m.a.), Mainland China (50 p.m.a., not Hong Kong or Macao), Germany (70 p.m.a.), Mexico (100 p.m.a.), Switzerland (70 p.m.a.), and other countries with individual treaties.

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