There are certain very popular vintage photo blogs here on Tumblr that either steal images from collections without citing them, or steal word for word information without sourcing it.
What’s more alarming is the consistency in which these blogs are the ones featured within the history and vintage spotlight. It seems we (the Tumblr community or staff) enjoy rewarding a broad readership to those who have neither cared to research a subject before spouting “information” nor taken the time to give credit to the institutions and archivists who devote their time and energy into making the objects available to use.
To the History tag editors: stop promoting unsourced posts. Is this how we want to represent our community?
I’m actually considering starting a wall of shame for those blogs that consistently plagiarize text and steal images—both as a call to boycott as well as a call for reform in the Tumblr community.