Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Sepia Saturday 242 : 23 August 2014

JoséOrtiz Echagüe (1940) Europeana Collection
I have never been a fan of fans. Whether they are slats of painted paper or those large metallic jobs that whirr around and threaten to lift your hairpiece into space, I would never volunteer to act as secretary of their fan club. I come from Yorkshire and there are few occasions in life where you are in need of an artificial breeze in these parts. I am not into national costumes either other that the flat cap which is a compulsory part of the uniform in these parts. But this is not about me. It is about all those generations of people captured in our sepia archives. So for Sepia Saturday 242 - post your posts on or around Saturday 23 August 2014 - we are asking you to trawl those archives for fans, faces, national costumes and hidden meanings. So post your post, add a link to the list below, and show what a fan you are of Sepia Saturday by visiting your fellow Sepians.

Before you go off wafting around, you might want to take a look at the next couple of Sepia Saturday theme images.

243 : Running away, escaping the crowds, beaches, steam train, aquarium (domed)

244 : Itinerant entertainers, hurdy gurdy man, unusual pets, monkeying around

Back to the fans (that tends to make you a bit cold). Time to look out your old photos for Sepia Saturday 242.



18 comments:

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

Very very loose connection to the topic...some smiling girls. And actually some of us cousins had traveled to see the others.

La Nightingail said...

The mystique of the fan - its variety, and its meaning.

ScotSue said...

Memories of my childhood and later holidays abroad - following the Ruritanian image!

Postcardy said...

Fan motifs on antique greeting postcards.

Sherri said...

Mothers and daughters with their heads together wearing hats.

Wendy said...

Bullfighting in Peru --Ole!

Lorraine Phelan said...

I'm very pleased to be back at Sepia Saturday after two months holiday. A couple of serious mothers in this post.

Kristin said...

My grandmother Fannie's fan.

Tattered and Lost said...

Why did my grandmother have this photo?

boundforoz said...

Other forms of dressing up, other than national costumes.

Kerryn Taylor said...

one national costume and one fancy dress.

Alan Burnett said...

A mysterious face and a bout of Spring cleaning.

Little Nell said...

A curious and quirky collecton from me.

Sharon said...

Initially I thought I had nothing to match this weeks prompt so was surprised when I was able to include a fan and national costumes in the one post.

Mike Brubaker said...

I am way off the theme this weekend as I've wanted to post a story about a band that played 100 years ago this month at the start of WW1. I didn't have any photos of fan ladies anyway.

genepenn said...

Scottish traditions and national dress in Australia, and like Alan, you can hardly see the living room in our house as I empty boxes looking for that elusive photo for a Sepia Saturday post (and pester my husband to help me).

Doug Peabody said...

My post is very cool because of "fans."

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Belatedly, a fan of costumes...and fans.