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LGBT People Of History Part Ten Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde No. 18 (1882), the subject of Sarony's copyright infringement lawsuit that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Sarony's portraits of writer Oscar Wilde became the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case, Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony 111 U.S. 53 (1884), in which the Court upheld the extension of copyright protection to photographs. Sarony sued Burrow-Giles after it used unauthorized lithographs of Oscar Wilde No. 18 in an advertisement, and won a judgment for $610.

Oscar Wilde No. 18 (1882), the subject of Sarony's copyright infringement lawsuit that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Sarony's portraits of writer Oscar Wilde became the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case, Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony 111 U.S. 53 (1884), in which the Court upheld the extension of copyright protection to photographs. Sarony sued Burrow-Giles after it used unauthorized lithographs of Oscar Wilde No. 18 in an advertisement, and won a judgment for $610.

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it. - Oscar Wilde

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it. - Oscar Wilde

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. Oscar Wilde

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. Oscar Wilde

Vyvyan & Cyril Wilde (with maternal grandfather?) - the family surname was changed to Holland by their mother due to Oscar's very public downfall.

Vyvyan & Cyril Wilde (with maternal grandfather?) - the family surname was changed to Holland by their mother due to Oscar's very public downfall.

Oscar Wilde wrote fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, essays.  Favorite Play - even to just read - "The Importance of Being Ernest."  Favorite quote - "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."  Gotta love that.

Oscar Wilde wrote fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, essays. Favorite Play - even to just read - "The Importance of Being Ernest." Favorite quote - "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." Gotta love that.

Or wrote. Maybe. (He said a lot of witty things).

The 15 Wittiest Things Oscar Wilde Ever Said

Or wrote. Maybe. (He said a lot of witty things).

Oscar Wilde biography || Oscar Wilde docuumentary [Biography of famous p...

Oscar Wilde biography || Oscar Wilde docuumentary [Biography of famous p...

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