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[Call #, signature/folio/page/etc.] Used by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
However, if you are able, we prefer the expanded citation provided below. If you need any bibliographic information for your Folger images, please let us know.
Author. Title (Place of publication, publication date), signature/folio/page (if applicable). Call #: XXX. Used by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
example: John Speed (1552? – 1629). Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (London: [T. Snodham], 1616), plate after page 137: Map of Ireland. Call #: STC 23044. Used by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
[Call #, signature/folio/page/etc.]. Photograph by [your name here], from the collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
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