I’m taking part in the “Protect the Creators” initiative because I think artists should be recognized for the unique contributions they provide to the Tumblr community. I have made a conscious effort since November 2013 to post only my own original content to my blog. I’m happy to share my photography for reblogs, but would appreciate the right to keep my credit and titles on the posts. For those of you who have not heard about the campaign:
On Monday, June 1st original content creators on Tumblr will only post the “Protect the creators” logo.
Please check the original post by Fern. To be found here.
What is this initiative about?
It is about giving all creators on Tumblr - whichever kind of art they create -the choice whether their original artwork (writing, painting, photography, you name it) they provide for free for others to reblog, can be changed by removing the captions and/or credits.
My dad grew up on Polfus Road in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I was over for a visit with the family last weekend and the fall colors of the sugar maples were amazing. Too bad it was overcast all day long.
This is a photo of my grandfather, Ervin Polfus (middle), and his two cousins Henry (born 1914) and Reinhardt (born 1913) Sanfthiel. Tilly (Otillia), my great-grandmother Bertha’s sister, married Frederick Sanfthiel and they had 5 children: Reinhardt, Henry, Adeline, Alvin and Evelyn (whose house I posted a while ago).