Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Sepia Saturday 387 : 30 September 2017


You may not realise it, but flying the Sepia Saturday is no easy task. There are dials to watch, levers to pull, switches to switch, and the co-pilot, Alan Burnett, to keep sober. You could be excused if you thought this was a picture of either Alan's or Marilyn's office desk; but in fact it is a photograph of the cockpit of a 1948 B-36 plane which appears on the Flickr Commons stream of the American Aviation Historical Society. It may put you in mind with dials and switches, or planes boats and trains, or it may simply suggest to you the concept of complexity. Whatever switches you on, let it switch on your Sepia Saturday post this week. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 30th September and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for clearance for take off, please read the safety instruction card and note that the emergency exits are being pointed out to you by your friendly cabin staff. And before you adopt the brace position, take a quick look at what awaits you in the coming weeks - providing, of course, that the plane makes it safely to its destination.



Monday, 18 September 2017

Sepia Saturday 386 : 23 September 2017

Flickr Commons - National Science and Media Museum - Daily Herald Archive
Our theme image this week is from 1953 and shows a young Prince Charles looking out of the window of Buckingham Palace on the occasion of his mothers' Coronation. All sorts of potential themes come to mind - looking out, windows, small children and small details which form part of larger photographs. Whichever theme you choose, just share an old photograph in a Blogpost and add a link to the list below on or around Saturday 23rd September 2017.

Whilst you are watching out, waiting for the main event to start, take a look at what is around the Sepia Saturday corner.





Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Sepia Saturday Theme Images : October - December 2017

Here is the full list of theme images for the coming quarter. 



Monday, 11 September 2017

Sepia Saturday 385 : 16 September 2017


I suspect we have had fishing before and I know we have had boats before, but I ask you to be patient. Or rather think about patience, because that is part of the title of this 1900 photograph which forms part of the Flickr Commons stream of the Mississippi Department Of Archives and History.  You may have been patiently waiting for this theme to appear for months, or maybe you are thinking that it is time to think up some new themes. Once again, I would ask you to be patient - Marilyn and I are working on the list for the last quarter of the year at the moment. So whilst you are patiently waiting for the list to appear why not fish out some old photo that might (or might not) match our theme this week and once you have posted it, add a link to the list below.

And whilst you patiently wait for a bite, here is what is left of our themes for the third quarter of 2017.





Thursday, 7 September 2017

Sepia Saturday 384 : 9th September 2017


Cute kids! Everyone has some cute kids somewhere in their collections. Cute kids using common household objects to build fantasy horses, spaceships or whatever is a theme as old as photography itself (although I would tend to draw the line at an axe!!). Whether this theme image (taken from the City of Vancouver Archives) reminds you of horse and carts or health and safety, we want to hear from you. Just feature one of your old images in a blog post on or around Saturday 9th September 2017 and add a link to the list below.

Here are the next two theme images:-






Thursday, 31 August 2017

Sepia Saturday 383 : 2 September 2017


Our Sepia Saturday prompt image this week is the cover of a book entitled "Warne's Useful Books - The Modern Bicycle". It comes from the collection of book illustrations which form part of the British Library's contribution to Flickr Commons. As usual you are free to interpret the theme in whichever way you want to - simply post your contribution on or around Saturday 2nd September and add a link to it in the list below.

We are getting towards the end of our current list of themes, so I will try and get a new one up during the coming week so you know what to expect for the rest of the year. Here, however, are the next two theme images coming your way.







Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Sepia Saturday 382 : 26 August 2017


Last week we had a horseless carriage (or bike), next week we have a horse chasing a bike (or carriage), and this week we have some graceful carriage. When I look at this old photograph from the Flickr stream of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women, I think of school gymnasiums, swinging ropes, vaulting horses, poise and balance. That is merely what I think of, what we are interested in is what you think of. What do you have in your stock of old photographs that might match this theme image? Whatever it is post a post about it on or around Saturday 26th August 2017 and add a link to the list below.

And here is what we have awaiting us for the next couple of Saturdays.