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One of many displays tracing the history of refrigeration at the Cedar Falls Ice House, a historic structure in Cedar Falls, Iowa

One of many displays tracing the history of refrigeration at the Cedar Falls Ice House, a historic structure in Cedar Falls, Iowa

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The building, constructed in 1921, currently (2016) serves as the Ice House Museum. The first ice harvest on the adjacent Cedar River began on January 10, 1922. The building served as an ice house until 1934. It was then used as a livestock barn and later was flooded for ice skating. It was the home of the Cedar Falls Boat Club until 1976 when the building was condemned. After a successful fundraising campaign the building was saved and renovated. The Ice House Museum opened on June 24, 1979.
Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2016; (DLC/PP-2016:103-1).
Forms part of the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

In 2015, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website. It demanded payment of $120. This was how Highsmith came to learn that stock photo agencies Getty and Alamy had been sending similar threat letters and charging fees to users of her images, which she had donated to the Library of Congress for use by the general public at no charge. In 2016, Highsmith has filed a $1 billion copyright infringement suit against both Alamy and Getty stating “gross misuse” of 18,755 of her photographs. “The defendants [Getty Images] have apparently misappropriated Ms. Highsmith’s generous gift to the American people,” the complaint reads. “[They] are not only unlawfully charging licensing fees … but are falsely and fraudulently holding themselves out as the exclusive copyright owner.” According to the lawsuit, Getty and Alamy, on their websites, have been selling licenses for thousands of Highsmith’s photographs, many without her name attached to them and stamped with “false watermarks.” (more: http://hyperallergic.com/314079/photographer-files-1-billion-suit-against-getty-for-licensing-her-public-domain-images/)

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1921 - 1922
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black hawk county
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