Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sepia Saturday 255 : 22 November 2014


The title of this old photograph - which comes from the Flickr Commons stream of the National Archives of Estonia - is "Eveline Maydell making a silhouette, with her models. Indianapolis 1931" Eveline Adelheid von Maydell (1890 - 1962) was a German-born silhouette artist who lived in the USA from 1922 onwards. She was described as being ambidextrous : a Milwaukee newspaper article from 1942 said "she sketches and designs with her left hand and with her right snips with minute scissors the silhouettes..." Sepians also need to be ambidextrous - composing words with their left hand whilst assessing old images with their right - and we invite you to contribute all these skills to your contributions for Sepia Saturday 255. Just post your post on or around Saturday 22 November and then (unlike some idiot who forgot last week) link the post to the Sepia Saturday Linky List below. What could be easier than that. Before you start snipping away, take a look at what is to come in the weeks ahead.

256 : Festivals, floats, feathers and fair maidens

257 : Lassoo, Dad and Son, porch, dog, cowboy

But the nightmares of two-legged swans and children garroting their fathers is for the future. For the moment try to concentrate on Sepia Saturday 255 - and be careful not to cut yourself with those scissors.



18 comments:

Anne Young said...

I seem to be the first this week. Thanks for a fantastic topic. I have been very busy but had lots of ideas for the themes over the past few weeks but no chance to put considered fingers to keyboard.

ScotSue said...

More pictures of happy families from me this week.

Jo Featherston said...

The little boy on the toy horse caught my eye this week.

La Nightingail said...

Toys from one year to the next!

Postcardy said...

Greetings from the 1950s

Wendy said...

A kitchen set

Little Nell said...

A donkey who rocked!

Deb Gould said...

Kids and dogs...

Bob Scotney said...

Groups of three and noses in the air.

Mike Brubaker said...

I think I have this one. Keep with it and you'll see. Musical of course.

Alex Daw said...

Back at last...weekends away notwithstanding...McLoughlins and Alva Studios feature on this occasion.

Barbara Rogers said...

Paper cutting...

Bel said...

Women who did handcrafts. i think everyone did back in the 1800s didn't they?

Tattered and Lost said...

A person who would have provided the silhouette artist with a major challenge.

Little Nell said...

I realised after reading Barb’s blog that I had done one on my crafty blog about silhouttes. A few of you have already seen it, but some new Sepians may be interested.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Hi, all, I'm back after a lengthy absence! Can't wait to visit with everyone again!

Kristin said...

Finally found the silhouette I looked for all week - cousin Warren.

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

Just could not find photo I wanted, sigh...but enjoying others