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The design of this web site, plus the photographs
and all original text contained herein, are
copyrighted by Mardon
Erbland. The principle purpose for exercising copyright protection on this material is to prevent unscrupulous
or inappropriate use of the images. If you have a connection with any of the people shown on these
pages or want to obtain a copy of an image for your own use or for family
records, please email
us and we will be pleased to arrange to get you a copy.
Every reasonable attempt has been made to avoid
copyright infringement when reproducing the works of others. In most
cases, the age of the original material has resulted in an expiration of the
original copyright and put the material in the public domain. These pages
also include some historical perspectives on Versailles that were produced in
the second half of the twentieth century but which contain subject matter
dealing with nineteenth century history. In these cases, there were no copyright
notices or other ownership or publication restrictions contained in the original
material, so publication seems appropriate. If anyone connected with these
materials has any concerns, please email
The material on this website is provided for the information of site visitors.
As noted above,
none of the material or images may be copied or used in any way without the
explicit written permission of the copyright holder, Mardon
Specifically, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it is
to charge a fee for access to any of these images
or any other material from this web site; nor may any of these images be
included in any fee-based publication or web service.
copyright notices are embedded in most of the photographs and some are marked using
We have attempted to avoid including images of
living persons on this site, except in those instances where living people have specifically
given us permission to do so. If you are aware of any situation where we
have violated this principle (unintentionally, of course), or if you are a descendent of a person shown on
this site and object to the inclusion of your relative's photo, please email us
and we will rectify the situation.
It is OK to create links to this web site from
genealogical web sites. An email letting
us know that you have done so would be appreciated. Thanks.
Technical Note: The
images shown on this web site have all been scanned from family
photographs. Many of the original photographs are in sepia but have been
presented here in greyscale or duotone in order to reduce the file sizes and hence download
times. The scans were mostly done at 1200 ppi which is the maximum optical
resolution of my scanner. These scans have been archived in Adobe PSD
format. The images on this site have been reduced in size ( generally 800
to 1200 pixel
widths for full size images and 250 pixel width for thumbnails) and converted to
jpeg for easier downloading.
Standard of Accuracy:
Although the information presented on this site is
accurate to the best of our knowledge, we have made no attempt to meet the rigorous
standards of proof required to document lineage for genealogical purposes.
That is why we describe our site as "A Photographic Scrapbook". See
the article, "Computerized
Trolling" by Richard A. Pence, for some interesting comments on Web
sites vis-à-vis genealogical standards.
1999-2003 by Mardon Erbland