Hi folks, I have a request. If you pin one of the fashions plates I post on pinterest, PLEASE make sure that you carryover the title of the publication and the date. I keep seeing a lot of my fashion plates without the details, and while they do link back to the source, I don’t think people should have to take the extra step to see what they are looking at. Dates and sources are incredibly important for folks doing research, so let’s not make it harder for them to find the information they need.
Now here’s a picture of me making a funny face in a historic costume:
If you post text that someone else wrote on your tumblr and you don’t cite the source, that’s called plagarism. It is wrong and dishonest. If you post text that someone else wrote on your tumblr and you put it in quotations, but you don’t say where it is from, that’s just a dick thing to do. History people need to stick together and support each other. Don’t steal from historians and curators who have done their homework and pass it off as your own.
This isn’t in response to anything, nor is it directed to anyone in particular, I just see a lot of this and it makes me angry.
…now back to your regularly scheduled fashion plates.