McLennan & McFeely Catalogue


The images and text are in public domain in Canada.

The work is a compilation created by Richard W. Holland in the course of employment with McLennan & McFeely & Co., Ltd, as stated in the volume itself. Therefore according to Canadian copyright law 1, it falls under Works Prepared in the Course of Employment, and copyright lasts until the end of the year of the author's death, plus fifty years.

According to a B.C. Vital Statistics database search (attached), Richard W. Holland died July 12, 1956. The work therefore became public domain in Canada midnight December 31, 2006.

While copyright might also have separately applied to the photographs taken to produce the catalogue, all were taken before 1949 and are now public domain.

image from Mc & Mc letterhead
City of Vancouver Archives, Add MSS 54. 504-F-5 file 117

1 Harris, Lesley Ellen, Canadian Copyright Law: The Indispensable Guide for Publishers, Web Professionals, Writers, Artists, Filmmakers, Teachers, Librarians, Archivists, Curators, Lawyers and Business People,Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2001. p. 101.