49a-Father’s Day, June 18, 2017

49a-Father's Day 2017 Freedom from Fear Norman Rockwell

“Freedom from Fear” by Norman Rockwell (1943)
Public Domain.  NARA Archives, Washington, D.C . via Wikimedia Commons (see Resources for link)

This coming Sunday, June 18th, 2017 is Father’s Day in the U.S.  We remember the patriarchs of our family lines, the fathers of our ancestors and the fathers of our ancestresses.  We thank you for the strength, dedication, hard work, commitment and love you gave your families.

 “Silent Strong Dad”
by Karen K. Boyer

He never looks for praises
He’s never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too
He’s there…. A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings,
The man that we call Dad.

The Fathers of Our Family Lines

Serrapede Family

Luigi Serrapede
Sabato Serrapede
Gennaro Serrapede
Vincenzo Ruocco
Antonio Pappalardo
Nicola Pappalardo
Alessandro Patella
Sabato Serrapede

Muro Family

Nunziante di Muro
Pietro di Muro
Gaetano Ruocco
Nicola Ruocco
Luigi Serrapede
Aniello Scotti
Francesco Scotti
Carmine Scotti
Giuseppe di Giaimo
Francesco di Giamo
Nicola Muro

Aiello Family

Angelo Aiello
Alessandro Bartolotta
Vincenzo Aiello
Angelo Aiello
Eugenio Pujia

Remembering you with love,

–Sabbatino Serrapede, Jr.
–EmilyAnn Frances May



“Freedom from Fear” by Norman Rockwell, 1943
Wikimedia Commons
Public Domain
National Archives and Records Administration Identifer 513538
Record group: Record Group 44: Records of the Office of Government Reports, 1932 – 1947 (National Archives Identifier: 373 )
Series: World War II Posters, compiled 1942 – 1945 (National Archives Identifier: 513498 )
NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-44-PA-77

familyfriend poems
“Silent Strong Dad”
© Karen K. Boyer
Published: February 2006

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Norman Rockwell






24 thoughts on “49a-Father’s Day, June 18, 2017

  1. Nice! I have just one question—If the Rockwell painting was published in 1943, it should still be protected by copyright. Why do you think it’s public domain?

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    • Please see: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22Freedom_from_Fear%22_-_NARA_-_513538.jpg

      I based it on this:


      NARA Logo created 2010.svg This file was provided to Wikimedia Commons by the National Archives and Records Administration as part of a cooperation project. The National Archives and Records Administration provides images depicting American and global history which are public domain or licensed under a free license.

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      The Four Freedoms are PD-no notice. There is no copyright in a photograph of a flat work.

      PD-icon.svg This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice. Unless its author has been dead for several years, it is copyrighted in jurisdictions that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works, such as Canada (50 p.m.a.), Mainland China (50 p.m.a., not Hong Kong or Macao), Germany (70 p.m.a.), Mexico (100 p.m.a.), Switzerland (70 p.m.a.), and other countries with individual treaties. See this page for further explanation.

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    • and this, too


      Starting in July 2011, the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) undertook a major contribution of tens of thousands of files to Commons.

      NARA is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents, which comprise the National Archives. NARA is officially responsible for maintaining and publishing the legally authentic and authoritative copies of acts of Congress, presidential proclamations and executive orders, and federal regulations.

      This project organized Commons’ efforts to accept and deal with such a large contribution of files. Files were uploaded from US National Archives bot, operated by Dominic (see upload feed). The Commons effort was three-pronged:
      Categorization of all images
      Organization of images
      Improvement and restoration of images

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  2. Ah, so perhaps it was published without a copyright notice? Very odd that someone like Rockwell would have been so careless! Oh, maybe he did this for the government as a work for hire. Thanks! As a retired copyright professor, I was just curious (not doubting your use of it).

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    • No problem Amy. I almost flipped when I searched at the Commons and found so many Rockwell illustrations. My first thoughts were in line with yours–this was work for the WWII effort. When I saw that the Use on the web link brought up the attribution of public domain, I felt OK about using it.

      I’ve never had any problems with WWII photos or materials from Wikimedia Commons that originated with art or photos created as part of the WWII effort. Take a look, you may find some Rockwells to use for your own blogging.

      And finally this

      File URL: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c4/%22Freedom_from_Fear%22_-_NARA_-_513538.tif
      Attribution:Norman Rockwell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
      Attribution not legally required
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    • And if you ever did notice anything I am using might NOT be public domain do let me know. Nothing is worth getting into trouble with WordPress and potentially having my account suspended for a copyright infringement.

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      • In my opinion, most of what we use on our blogs would probably be considered fair use, although images of art work or photographs is less clear. We are using these items for informative purposes and without any intention to profit; we don’t overuse materials. Quoting from materials or snipping from a record seems fine to me. I use Google Maps for mapping because they allow you to embed their maps directly. Newspaper clippings can be problematic—but again, I still would argue fair use. Feel free to ask if you are ever worried about something!

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      • Thank you very very much, Amy. I will take you up on that when needed. Right now my Uncle and I have started using the New York Times archives called The Time Machine. We are subscribers and get the access as part of the subscription. The Times has very specific rules, even about the number of emails you can send out when an article is downloaded and saved to file. When I have something from the Times I’ll ask you about the copyright because right now it looks like they do not permit use of even articles from the archives that go back to the 1800s.

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      • Well, you can for sure quote from them, and it’s likely a contractual thing, not copyright, because everything from 1923 and before is in the public domain. I use that also, and I admit to using clippings — never noticed the prohibition. But I usually just quote relevant parts unless it’s a short article. If it’s after 1923, I am more careful.

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      • Thanks for that. We’re not going to paste in the NYT clips from the 1940s and after. But we’ll mention the NYT if we have any data from them, but will not directly quote. Just summarize. Since we have a group of steady subscribers to this blog who comment regularly, we can email the PDF copy of the article if they are interested. That would be ok according to what’s in the FAQs for subscribers.


    • I appreciate Amy’s input. That is why I posted all the links. I do my best but you never know. Copyrights are a complex subject. I am in an ongoing spin cycle in my life right noe so details get blurred.

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