Friday, 15 November 2019

Sepia Saturday 496 : 16 November 2019



Our theme image for Sepia Saturday 496 features an early twentieth century image of a hop house in Lowell, Oregon. It seems as if all the local residents have come out to have their photographs taken: they are standing on the drive, on the stairs - even on the roof. It provides us with an opportunity to get out all your old photographs that in some way or another might connect with this theme image. All you have to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 16th November 2019 and add a link to the list below. Hop to it!

And here is a reminder of the next two theme images:-






Friday, 8 November 2019

Sepia Saturday 495, 9th November 2019


As we move remorselessly towards Sepia Saturday 500, our prompt image this week is a Library of Congress image featuring an international novelty orchestra from the early 1920s. Not only is this a fascinating old image, not only does it provide plenty of prompt opportunities for your Sepia Saturday contributions: it allows us to celebrate a Sepia Saturday star who has been contributing for the best part of the last 500 weeks - and who has an unrivalled knowledge of, and photographs of, historic bands and orchestras from throughout the world. Mister Mike, this one is for you! 

As always you can match the theme or share any of your old images by posting a post on your blog on or around Saturday 9th November 2019 and adding a link to the list below. And whilst you are listening to the music, you might want to plan the rest of your posts leading up to SS500. Here are the themes.








Friday, 1 November 2019

Sepia Saturday 494 : 2 November 2019


An old car (which was once a new car), a young filmstar (who sadly would not live long enough to become an old film star), a practiced pose .... there are more than enough potential prompts in this week's Sepia Saturday theme image. All you need to do is to match any of them - or, if you so choose, none of them - post an old image on or around Saturday 2nd November 2019 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for the driver to turn up and drive the car away, take a look at what will be our theme image next week. And whilst you do that, I'll sort some more theme images out to take us up to Sepia Saturday 500.




Thursday, 24 October 2019

Sepia Saturday 493 ; 26 October 2019


Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a horse and cart and a load of barrels. It dates from the end of the nineteenth century and was taken in Sydney, Australia. As a theme image it conjures up all sorts of photographic opportunities - but let's not put the cart before the horse. Whatever you choose to feature in your Sepia Saturday post, post the post on or around Saturday 26th October 2019 and add a link to the list below. Whilst you are waiting for the cart to be unloaded, take a look at what is around the Sepia Saturday corner:-




Thursday, 17 October 2019

Sepia Saturday 492 : 19 October 2019


I have spent quite a bit of time this last eighteen months pushing a pram around: for some reason this is something you recall much more when you are pushing your grandchildren around rather than their parents. I dare say there are a good few photographs locked away inside mobile phones of me on recent pram-pushing duty, but those are far too recent for Sepia Saturday purposes. The compulsion to take out a camera every time a baby and a pram is present is, luckily for our purposes, not only universal, but also timeless. Therefore, for Sepia Saturday 492, we are asking you to dip into your archives and find a suitable image - and then post it on or around Saturday 19th October. Add a link to the list below and you can help propel the image around the world.

Whilst you are waiting for the little cherub to fall asleep, take a look at what is around the sepia corner.




Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Sepia Saturday 491 : Saturday 12 October 2019


Our theme image this week features mill workers in America in the early years of the twentieth century, and it is an image that has a very personal connection for me. Whether you, like me, have mill workers in your family tree or not, the fabric of our theme can easily stretch to encompass any aspect of the world of work. Or machines, or fabrics, or .... whatever your imagination wants to do with it. Just post a post featuring an old image on or around Saturday 12 October 2019 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for your bobbins to bob or your spindles to spin, you might want to take a look at our next couple of theme images.







Thursday, 3 October 2019

Sepia Saturday 490 : 5 October 2019


Two women on a boat in the middle of a lake. One of the women seems to be making a determined effort to row the boat, whilst the other one seems to be resting on her laurels - or at least resting on her oar. There are all sorts of potential themes in this early twentieth century photograph - just pick your theme and post a post on or around Saturday 5th October 2019. Then all you need to do is to add a link to the list below. Whilst you rest for a while, take a look at the next couple of Sepia Saturday themes.