Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Sepia Saturday 260 : 3 January 2015


On many occasions, Sepia Saturday has sung the praises of the Flickr Commons initiative, where major museums and libraries agree to having their collection of old digital images made available to the general public. There are now almost 100 institutions taking part in the initiative and collectively they have made their vast historical resources available to lovers of old photographs on a copyright free basis. I thought that a good way to celebrate the initiative was to start a trawl through the 97 collections that currently make up The Commons on Flickr, using a random image from each collection as our weekly theme image. 

We start the trawl with an image from the collection of the HURON COUNTY MUSEUM AND HISTORIC GOAL which is entitled Turquallah Hut, 1897. The photograph was taken by Reuben R Sallows in the vicinity of Goderich, Ontario, Canada. (More information about the image and the collection HERE). For us Sepia themes, the image might bring to mind bikes, tents, music, flags or hats - or indeed anything else that comes to mind. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 3 January 2015 and link to the list below. 

But before you do that, see what was caught in the sepia net as the trawl of Flickr Commons continued.


261 : Unflattering portraits, hair, more hair, lockets, medical illustrations


262 : The law, trials, photographs with writing on them


263 : Old adverts, horses, carts, strange products


That's all for the future. For the first week of the year all you have to do is to get on your bike, play your guitar, sit on the ground, hang out your flag, put on a silly hat ... and generally look pleased with the world.


14 comments:

La Nightingail said...

The prompt photo is one in a series of like photos Reuben Sallows photographed featuring men, women, bicycles, and sometimes instruments as well as beneath banners of one sort or another - usually in relaxed poses, and all of them fun and interesting. For my post I've chosen to feature stringed instruments & the people who play them in a variety of scenes.

Lorraine Phelan said...

My blogpost features a scout camp that took place over the New Year of 1962/63.

tony said...

Happy New Year Everybody.

Postcardy said...

Happy New Year. I have a New Year theme.

Jo Featherston said...

It's the mandolin that gets my attention here. Happy New Year to you all!

Wendy said...

I have a gang of people, but it's the technique of the photograph that I'm interested in. Why are there two images on one photo? Inquiring minds want to know.

Little Nell said...

I opted to sit down on the job.

Mike Brubaker said...

No bicycles and not Canadian but I have an appropriate happy group for the new year. Cheers!

savethephotos said...

Looks like cemeteries for me!
I have two older blogs that fit perfect for this themed photo! But seems they have been on here twice already. But if others want to see them just type in "Glenn Ranch" or "Ed and Alden Lake Trip" on my blog, one features a Camp, the other is just some fun pictures of this fellow Alden.

Deb Gould said...

Bicycles...it's all about bicycles!

Alan Burnett said...

Happy Sepia Year to you all. My post is up.

Kristin said...

My grandfather and a friend wearing hats about 1918. Montgomery, AL

Barbara Rogers said...

Sort of off topic...by a zillion miles. Have been pursuing ancestry again. I'll try next week to find something furry in face for that theme.

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