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Observation tower (and once likely a playhouse) outside Redstone Castle, also known as Cleveholm Manor, built in 1897 as the baronial manor of wealthy easterner John Cleveland Osgood and his Swedish wife in tiny Redstone in Colorado's Crystal River Valley

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Observation tower (and once likely a playhouse) outside Redstone Castle, also known as Cleveholm Manor, built in 1897 as the baronial manor of wealthy easterner John Cleveland Osgood and his Swedish wife in tiny Redstone in Colorado's Crystal River Valley

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Named "Cleve" for the owner and "holm," the Swedish word for home, the manor was built Osgood, who owned the only steel mill west of the Mississippi River, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He built Redstone, 230 miles away on the far side of the Rocky Mountains, as a company town for workers at the ovens that produced coke that fed the fires of the steel plant. Cleveholm, Osgood's 42-room summer home and hunting retreat, was constructed of large stone blocks hand-cut and quarried from the towering cliffs just across the Crystal River.
Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Gift; Gates Frontiers Fund; 2015; (DLC/PP-2015:068).
Forms part of: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within 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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