Thursday, 16 September 2010

Sepia Saturday 41

The Internet has allowed us to do so many things, but perhaps the most fascinating, the most intriguing and the most intellectually liberating of all is the ability it gives us to trace connections. It sits each and every one of us in the greatest reference library ever established and provides us with a team of indexers. lexicographers, and research assistants to help track down the most obscure connection. The result are usually such as to make you give praise at the shrine of Saint Alan Turing that you were born in the digital age. Take for example the old sepia shot of an American couple featured by Southwest Arkie in her Sepia Saturday post last week. An old photograph - "worn by toil and sunk with years" to quote a poem written on the reverse of another photograph from the same collection - can provide connections to people long dead and event long forgotten when in the hands of an expert sleuth like Southwest Arkie. Tracing all these connections provides a great source of pleasure to both the writer and the reader : which, I suppose, is what Sepia Saturday is all about.

So Sepia Saturday 41 is now open for business. Connect up to us on or around Saturday 18th September by leaving a link to your Sepia Saturday post. Share the images and share the pleasure.

17 comments:

www.dakotaboo.com said...

My Sepia Saturday this week features some sepia vintage postcard of Clifton and Bristol from c.1905. Hope you all like them.

imagespast said...

Hopefully I can share my Dad's primary school photo from Dirleton, East Lothian, in the mid to late 1940's with others who are related to his classmates :-)

whowerethey said...

I'm sharing a photo of three lovely children circa 1920, though I'm not certain of the occasion. They look like baby brides. Can't wait to see the other entries!

Alan Burnett said...

Perfect timing : It is midnight and Sepia Saturday has just begun and my post is up

Christine H. said...

Oh did I have fun with this one! And for once, some real family photos.

Marilyn said...

My post is up.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

OK I am back, catching up on more of the other half's interesting ancestors...

Joan said...

Hi. I'm sharing a photo that surprised me recently. A memory from childhood.

TICKLEBEAR said...

something different this week, with ALAN's blessings...
:D~
HUGZ

Marcia said...

I have linked not sure where I go next ??

tony said...

Something totally un-Italian!

urban muser said...

I am back after a few weeks off. Check out my gram, she's wearing some pretty cool shoes.

Meri said...

This and Haiku My Heart are my favorite "play alongs." I can't wait to read what's posted each week. You all make my Saturdays with your brilliant and thoughtful historical posts.

sEAN bENTLEY said...

Pressed for time this week, I'm taking a break from the David Blumenfeld story to post a few simple photos -- of someone else's past, for a change! But whose?

Your Genetic Genealogist said...

Finally got mine up. It is a couple of "cowboys". Hope you like it!

Jinksy said...

Honestly, there IS ONLY ONE of me, but Mr Linky has problems choosing Alias Jinksy, or Napple Notes as I ask him to. So sorry to mess up your list!

FireLight said...

Well, I just figured out why no one knew I was participating!! I joined and left my comment on LAST week's (#40) page! I think I was totally drawn in by the soldier and the child!
And while we are thanking all of those who make Sepai Saturday possible...I want to thank all of the traveling photographers of the early years of photography!