Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Sepia Saturday 365 : 29th April 2017

Woman Hanging Laundry from Tenement Porch. Manchester, New Hampshire (1936) New York Public Library Digital Collection 

Our theme image this week comes from the on-line digital collection of the New York Public Library. What immediately appealed to me about the image was the geometry of it and you may want to provide examples of lines and angles within pictures from your own collections. There again you may want to display your dirty washing in public - as ever the choice is yours. Simply hang your stuff out on or around Saturday the 29th April 2017 and leave a link on the list below. And whilst your washing is drying, have a look at what is further down the line.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Sepia Saturday 364 - 22nd April 2017

This week we are featuring another image from the online collection of glass negatives held by Sutton Archives and featured on their "Past On Glass" webpage. The theme prompt features a 1907 school sports day at Carshalton Convent and may give rise to a variety of interpretations. Whichever interpretation you adopt, post a post featuring one of your old photographs on or around Saturday 22nd April 2017 and link it to the list below.

Before you start leap-frogging to the starting line of the egg and spoon race, you might want to take a look at the next two themes for Sepia Saturday.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Sepia Saturday 363 : 15 April 2017

Shadows And Light (Unknown Date And Subjects - Alan Burnett's Collection)

Our theme image this week is taken from an old scanned negative of unknown origin which forms part of my ever-expanding collection of long-lost photographs and negatives. It appealed to me for a number of reasons - it's a great composition, a fine study in shadows and light and a perfect, unposed portrait of two children. You can use any of these as your prompt, or interpret the image in whichever way you like. All you have to do is to give us an old image and some new words on or around Saturday 15th April 2017.

As usual, here is a preview of the next two Sepia Saturday themes.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Sepia Saturday 362 : 8 April 2017

Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is taken from the fascinating collection of old glass negatives which were taken by the Sutton photographer, David Knights-Wittome (1876-1943). This collection has recently been digitised and they are held at the Sutton Local Studies and Archives Centre (further information about the collection can be found on the Past On Glass website). We would like to thank the Sutton Collection for permission to use their images here on Sepia Saturday. 

The subject of the photograph is, of course, three choirboys, and you are free to interpret the prompt in whichever way you want. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 8th April and add a link to the list below. Here is a quick preview of the next two Sepia Saturday theme prompts.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sepia Saturday 361 : 1st April 2017

Sepia Saturday falling on the 1st April (April Fool's Day) was too good an opportunity to miss, so I chose this rather splendid photograph from the collection of the State Library of New South Wales which was taken in the 1940s. It features parts of both Billy and Graham Green, but I will leave it to you to figure out which bit belongs to which brother. Feel free to follow the theme in any way you want, or you can make a fool of me and ignore the theme all together. All you really need to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 1st April and add a link below.

Here is a quick preview of the next couple of theme images:

Monday, 20 March 2017

Sepia Saturday 360 : 25th March 2017

Drilling A Dive Bomber (1943) Alfred T Palmer - Library of Congress
By now you should all know the drill. You look at the prompt image and come up with some esoteric connection to an old image of your own. You put together a post which features the image and says a few words about it and post it to your blog (in this case, on or around Saturday 25th March 2017). Then you link that blogpost to the Linky List below. Could anything be simpler?

It is so simple that you will have ample time to think about the two themes that are waiting around the corner for your entertainment over the next couple of weeks.

That's the drill. Now there is nothing to stop you now producing a riveting Sepia Saturday post.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Sepia Saturday 359 : Saturday 18th March 2017

Look in a mirror and who knows what you will see. If you are lucky you might see the late, great Louis Armstrong. And if that is not enough of a theme prompt, look more carefully and you might see "trees of green, red roses too, you might see them bloom, for me and you". Whatever theme you decide to go with, go with it on or about Saturday 18th March 2017 and then add a link to the list below.

But before you do, here is a quick reminder of what lies ahead on Sepia Saturday.

Let us return to Louis Armstrong to sign us off this week -

There's sepia in the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
There's sepia in the faces of people going by
I see friends posting posts for all to view
It's what all Sepians love to do.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Sepia Saturday 358 : 11 March 2017

You know what it's like - it's late at night, you're tired, you've had a long day and you just want top settle down and listen to the radio. And then you remember and the memory sends cold spasms of guilt and fear down your spine. You jump up and your partner looks at you, know that there is something terribly wrong but hardly daring to ask. Eventually she says, "Why, what on earth is the matter dear?" and you dread having to confess that which you must confess. And at last those words come out, the words you had hoped you would never have to say. "I have forgotten to put up the Sepia Saturday prompt!!!"

So apologies for it being late, but by now you must know what to do. Post your post on or around the 11th of March and add a link to the list below. And take a look at the themes I will no doubt forget to post for the rest of the month.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Sepia Saturday 357 : 4th March 2017

Oh, look at our Sepia Saturday theme photograph for this week : Sepia Saturday 357 - (post your posts on or around the 4th March 2017). Look at that wonderful photograph! How cute. How delightfully cuddly. How playful and adorable. The kid and the dog are quite nice as well. The photograph is entitled "Boy, dog and woman enjoying each others company: Tallahassee, Florida", and comes from the Flickr Commons collection of the Florida State Library and Archives. As usual, all you have to do is come up with some old photograph from you own collection that in some convoluted way matches the theme image.

Before you go in search of a possible match, here is a look ahead at the theme images for the next couple of weeks. And if you would like to see even further into the future, the theme images for the second quarter of the year are now available.

Sepia Saturday Theme Images : April - June 2017

APRIL 2017

MAY 2017

 JUNE 2017

Monday, 20 February 2017

Sepia Saturday 356 : Saturday 25th February 2017

Bayfront Painting Class 1945 : Florida Memory (Flickr Commons)
Our theme image this week shows a painting class in Sarasota, Florida in 1945. Painting is all about the image, and it is your old images that we are interested in for Sepia Saturday 356. Just post your posts on or around Saturday 25th February and then link them to the list below.

Before you do so, perhaps you would like to see what lies ahead. Here are the Sepia Saturday themes for the next two weeks.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Sepia Saturday 355 : 18th February 2017

This week on Sepia Saturday we are feeding the pigeons and, as this is Sepia Saturday, we are also feeding our collective imaginations as well. All you need to do to participate in our Sepia Festival is to do the usual - look, think, and link : look at the theme image, think about photos from your own collection that might fit in with the theme, and then link your post to the Linky List below. Post your post on or before Saturday 18th February 2017. Here is a quick preview of what is coming up in the next couple of weeks:

Monday, 6 February 2017

Sepia Saturday 354 : Saturday 11 February 2017

The title of our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is the undoubtedly descriptive, but nevertheless rather dull, "Assistant Niki Vasilikis in John M. Gonatos' curio shop in Tarpon Springs, Florida" It comes from the Flickr stream of the archives of the State Library of Florida. The title might be dull but there is nothing dull about either the photograph or the shop. Most Sepians should be able to find some element of inspiration somewhere on the crowded shelves. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 11th February 2017 and add a link to the list below. Before you go browsing the curio shelves, here is a preview of what is in store for the next couple of Saturdays.

Sepia Saturday Theme Images : February - March 2017

Here is a preview of the Sepia Saturday theme images for the rest of February and March. We are currently working on the theme images for the second quarter of the year and these will be published soon.