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I Am an author writing a book about the trade in 1850s.

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I Am an author writing a book about the Slave trade in 1850s. I would like to use an image of the Ship Lucretia that I found on the Internet to crate an image for my front cover. Do I have to seek permission to do so?
If the image was created less than 70 years from the date of death of its author then it may be subject to copyright. If it is an old picture painted "back in the day" then it will be out of copyright and permission isn't required.
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