Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Sepia Saturday 240 : 9th August 2014


I suspect I am about to be arrested. The charge? False pretences. Pretending to be a sober, reliable, competent, Sepia Saturday administrator when, in truth, I can't even get the weekly call up on time. And when I am arrested, I will be taken away and one of those photographs will be taken, just like the one of Sylvester Hurlbert which comes from the Flickr Commons stream of Tyne and Wear Archives. If you have any criminals in your family background and have photographs of them, then you could post those.  Equally, any official photograph would fit this theme and allow you to avoid the charge of posting under false pretences. Indeed any portrait will do and, don't forget, you won't be charged with treason if you ignore the theme and post any old photograph you choose. All you do is to post your post on or around Saturday 9th August and link to the list below.

Before you are led away into the prison cell of sepia contemplation, perhaps you would like to read the charge sheet for the coming weeks.

241 : Writing and Letters

242 : Fans, Faces, national Costumes, Hidden Meanings

Right, that's your exercise time all gone. It's back to your cell. Time to do your time. Time to put your post together for Sepia Saturday 240.



19 comments:

Kristin said...

My husband's mugshot - Detroit 1972.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

My husband...ID shot.

La Nightingail said...

Villains & just plain bad people!

auntkatefirmin said...

This was great fun - thanks for the prompt!

Jo Featherston said...

As my father liked to say, what one mug can do, another can!

Postcardy said...

A message of happiness, sent with love.

Carte Postale said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I dug out some great cross-dressing photos I have from the 1900s!

Sherri said...

My grandpa, the bootlegger.

Wendy said...

Public humiliation

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

Justice might be an underlying theme...and I call out racism, through the charge of "false pretenses."

genepenn said...

Handwritten in chalk on a slate was typical for school photographs in Victoria in the 1920's.

Mike Brubaker said...

Even by my standards, my contribution this weekend is A BIG STORY, but I think everyone will like it. It's a tale of music, crime, and punishment. Don't miss the surprise ending.

Little Nell said...

Dark memories from my childhood.

Alex Daw said...

I do bang on a bit. No free get out of jail card here I'm afraid!

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, a double-murder by axe! Oh no!

Caminante said...

I'm back after an absence, with a new blog to reflect that there is a life outside Lanzarote!

boundforoz said...

This post had been published earlier in the year but hadn't been linked to Sepia Saturday until today. Naughty Tom.

savethephotos said...

Actors showing their mugs on mine :)

Alan Burnett said...

There is something a little familiar about my post this week. Yes, I know it is late again - but something else. Look at the first photograph before you read the words and see if you can spot it.