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The first issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, photographed by Mark Kauffman, an award-winning photographer for Time Life who also was the youngest photographer (at age 17) ever to shoot a cover for LIFE magazine (source:

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Eddie Mathews, Giants Catcher Wes Westrum, Umpire Augie Donotelli

Non-free media information and use rationale for Sports Illustrated

The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium.



Sports Illustrated

Portion used

Cover only, a small portion of the magazine.

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Purpose of use

The image serves as the primary means of visual identification of the subject (the magazine). It illustrates educational articles about the magazine from which the cover illustration was taken.


There is no free equivalent of this magazine cover, so the image cannot be replaced by a free image.

Other information

The use of the cover will not affect the value of the original work or limit the copyright holder's rights or ability to distribute the original. In particular, copies could not be used to make illegal copies of the magazine.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of Sports Illustrated//


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current23:16, 4 February 2019Thumbnail for version as of 23:16, 4 February 2019270 × 360 (192 KB)Pythoncoder (talk | contribs)Replaced with version containing less washed out colors.
18:39, 2 May 2009No thumbnail250 × 325 (40 KB)JGHowes (talk | contribs)reduced from 442x575 size to comply with NFCC
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