Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Sepia Saturday 189 : 10 August 2013


What a curious contraption. I am not sure how it works, I am uncertain of the thinking behind it, I have no idea where it is going, and it appears to have been designed by an absent-minded committee : but for all its' manifest failings, it seems to do something. I am talking, of course, about Sepia Saturday which, you will notice, is chugging away towards its' 200th Call (more on that soon). Our theme picture for Sepia Saturday 189 (post your posts on or around Saturday 10th August 2013) comes from the Flickr Commons Collection of the National Library of Ireland and is entitled "What An Amazing Contraption". It provides us with an opportunity to search out photographs featuring all manner of strange or unidentified contraptions. And if you are fresh out of contraptions there is always cars or people sat in ridiculous positions. All you need do is find an old photograph, say a few words, post it to your blog, link it to the list below, welcome a band of merry commentators to your blog, tootle off to visit as many other Sepians as you can manage .... and marvel at the workings of this strange contraption that we call Sepia Saturday.

Before you do so, here is a look ahead at the next few Sepia Saturday calls. You will notice a slight change in the running order from the one published last week and this is because the driver of our strange contraption (myself) fell asleep at the wheel and took a wrong turn. That means that this week you get a preview of three future calls.


190 : Summer means picnics and this image offers plenty of themes: picnics, kettle, primus stoves, teapots, chickens, gardens and straw hats.


191 : A man and his sisters, his two wives, or is it one of each? Groups of three come to mind or how about gloves, shawls, bonnets or penetrating gazes!


192 : Over the years we have featured all manner of items of dress - hats, boots and most things in between. But now is an opportunity to look at the humble necktie and the smart suspenders (braces).

So all you need do now is to get yourself in gear and motor off in search of all manner of strange contraptions for Sepia Saturday 189. 




31 comments:

Little Nell said...

All manner of strange contraptions from me this week.

ScotSue said...

I had no cycle photographs in my collection, so my eyes alighted on the rather dilapidated building in the background. I toyed with Arches but settled on on Doorways as my theme.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I ran on too long. Any semblance of brevity went up in smoke.

Brett Payne said...

I do that most weeks, Helen, although this week I haven't done too badly.

tony said...

Here I am!

Nonnie said...

first time for me! I love vintage photos. I craved a place to share. My contraption is a car caught in the 1930 flood in my hometown. (before my time!)

Joan said...

I pondered and pondered. Thought I would never get beyond pondering.

Jackie said...

After finding last weeks topic something I could relate to I was a bit panicky abouts this weeks but having check a few posts I think I will be ok .... So I will go and do my. Second post later this afternoon
Jackie
Scrapbangwallop

Wendy said...

A follow-up to last week's post ~

Boobook said...

Going bush this week, and then to a museum a long way from home.

boundforoz said...

I've contributed a mechanical device once used on aa farm.

Mike Brubaker said...

Musical contraptions from me this weekend.

Brevity? What's that?

Alan Burnett said...

A fine sepia contraption from me this week

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Almost impossible to follow Alan's post...but I think looking at the source of oil might just tie in. However I mainly wanted to talk about my ancestors (ho hum for some)

whowerethey said...

I have featured our amazing contraption - the family tent trailer. :-)

Tattered and Lost said...

A series of U. S. vehicles: tin lizzies, jalopies, rustbuckets, wheels, possible lemons.

Rosie said...

A thing of beauty must take a lot of hard and dangerous work.

Deb Gould said...

Boy, this was a tough one! I found an old family photograph, though, of an old family contraption!

Doug Peabody said...

My post is up. Brought back some talk of bridges. It does show an oldtime car!

Howard said...

Another three-wheeled car from me

diane b said...

Old family motor bikes for me.

Postcardy said...

I have a contraption from A Century of Progress Exposition.

Kristin said...

No contraption, Emma Topp reminded me of the woman in the front of the machine.

TICKLEBEAR said...

Hey!! I'm snuggling next to Kristin!!
:D~
A mix of this and that,
caught between the contraption and mostly the strange....

You know me by now!!
Welcome to a world of oddity!!
Come see me sometime!!
:D~
HUGZ

Alex Daw said...

Contraptions galore!

Jackie van Bergen said...

Kids on contraptions from me!
Gone for the 'cute' angle perhaps

Bob Scotney said...

My electric cars were a bit slow in getting me here this week.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

After a long break, I do hope to be a more regular contributor in future. We'll see.

Liz Needle said...

Lots of scope this week. Luckily I was able to find a family 'contraption'.

turnerstreettopics said...

Tried to leave my link the other day but not sure it worked, so here it is again, for what it's worth, from a 'newbie' at blogging

Jo in Melbourne Aus said...

Tried to leave my link the other day but not sure it worked, so here it is again, for what it's worth, from a 'newbie' at blogging