Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Sepia Saturday 415 : 21 April 2018


Sepia Saturday 415 : 21 April 2018
Enginists of the Finnish State Railways playing chess on call duty. (1951)
BOARD GAMES  :  CANTEENS  :  WORKMEN

Now here is an opening gambit: get out your old photos of chess games or canteens or workmen or wooden tables or .... well whatever you want. If you can match our theme image, then you will gain a powerful advantage in the game. Whatever you decide to do, make your move on or around Saturday 21st April 2018 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst your opponent is thinking of his next move, take a look at what lies ahead in this Sepia game of ours.






Saturday, 14 April 2018

Sepia Saturday Theme Images - May 2018

Our Sepia Saturday theme images for May 2018 all come from the Flickr Commons collection of the California Historical Society


Sepia Saturday 417 : Saturday 5th May 2018
Man, Woman And Children Wading In Water
SEA  :  BATHING  :  GROUPS


Sepia Saturday 418 : Saturday 12 May 2018
The Longest Lunch Counter In The World - F W Woolworth, Los Angeles
CAFE  :  LUNCH  :  SHOPS


Sepia Saturday 419 : Saturday 19 May 2018
Group Of Men Sitting On Overhanging Rock, Yosemite
ROCKS  :  DANGEROUS LOCATIONS  :  NATURE


Sepia Saturday 420 : Saturday 26 May 2018
Scenic Railway And Bathing Beach, Venice, California
FAIRGROUNDS  :  TRAINS  :  AMUSEMENTS

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Sepia Saturday 414 : 14 April 2018



Sepia Saturday 414 : 14 April 2018
A boy pushes a wheelbarrow full of dried fish. (1930s)
FISH  :  FACTORIES  :  WHEELBARROWS

Everyone has a photograph of a wheelbarrow of dried fish somewhere in their collection, so this week's Sepia Saturday theme challenge will be an easy one. The difficulty you will probably have is just deciding which of your many photographic studies of dried fish to share with your fellow Sepians. Whatever the outcome, share your image on or around Saturday 14th April 2018 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for your fish to dry, take a look at what lies ahead for the rest of April. The May theme images will be posted within the next few days.





Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Sepia Saturday 413 : 7 April 2018


Sepia Saturday 413 : 7 April 2018
Songwriter Toivo Kärki and singer-songwriter-actor-screenwriter Reino Helismaa working with a grand piano. (1957)
MUSIC  :  ACTORS  :  PIANOS

What better way to celebrate another Sepia Saturday than to gather around the grand piano and have a good sing-song. There is music, there are actors, there is a piano .... there is almost whatever you want to see in this 1957 image from the Finnish Museum of Photography. Do what you will with it - simply do it on or around Saturday 7th April 2018 and add a link to the list below.

And whilst you are waiting for the long piano introduction, have a look at what is just around the corner.





Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Sepia Saturday 412 : 31st March 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 412 : 31 MARCH 2018
PACKING  :  SUITCASES  :  DOGS  :  BEAUTY QUEENS

Our Sepia Saturday theme this week is a real beauty - incorporating travel, luggage, dogs and competitions. You could also include curtains, tables, and decapitated hands (if that is not a contradiction in terms). Whatever you find in our weekly theme image all you need to do is to give us an old image and tell us a little about it - however obtusely it may - or may not - be connected to the theme. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 31st March and add a link to the list below. Oh, and now I come to think of it, you might want to feature a beauty queen (or, indeed, king) as well.

Whilst you are thinking about that, take a moment to see what is around the Sepia corner in the first part of April.



From beauty queens to fat old men to barrow loads of dead fish: all human life is here at Sepia Saturday.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Sepia Saturday 411 : 24th March 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 411 : 24 MARCH 2018
WEDDINGS : GARDEN PORTRAITS : BRIDE : FLOWERS 

Like the other Sepia Saturday theme images for March, the theme image for Sepia Saturday 411 comes from the Flickr Commons stream of the Vancouver Public Library. This 1928 photograph of Florence Timms might put you in mind of weddings and brides, and flowers and ... whatever you can come up with. All you need do is to post your post on or around Saturday 24 March 2018 and add a link to the list below.

And whilst you are waiting for the bride to arrive, you might want to cast an eye over the themes for the next couple of weeks. And don't forget, all the theme images for April are now available.






Sepia Saturday Theme Images - April 2018

Our Sepia Saturday theme images for April are all taken from the Flickr Commons stream of the Finnish Museum of Photography. As always, you can interpret the theme images in whichever way you want - the suggestions contained below are nothing more than suggestions.


Sepia Saturday 413 : 7 April 2018
Songwriter Toivo Kärki and singer-songwriter-actor-screenwriter Reino Helismaa working with a grand piano. (1957)
MUSIC  :  ACTORS  :  PIANOS
 

Sepia Saturday 414 : 14 April 2018
A boy pushes a wheelbarrow full of dried fish. (1930s)
FISH  :  FACTORIES  :  WHEELBARROWS


Sepia Saturday 415 : 21 April 2018
Enginists of the Finnish State Railways playing chess on call duty. (1951)
BOARD GAMES  :  CANTEENS  :  WORKMEN


Sepia Saturday 416 : 28 April 2018
Helsinki residents waiting for evacuation at the railway station. (1939)
TRAVEL  :  WAR  :  EVACUATION