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Joseph Stalin died in 1953, and the photograph taken by "Sputnik" was taken in 1937. How am I do get a release to use the image in my artwork?

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I am in California.

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I have not done the picture yet because I do not want to waste my time if I cannot do anything. I tried the Getty first, but I cannot afford a $600.00 release plus the photos are different. I just want one photo of Stalin that I can use. I tried historic stock, but they do not have Stalin.

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