Monday, 31 January 2011

Sepia Saturday 60 : 5 February 2011

Photograph : The National Archives, United Kingdom
Most of the "themers" amongst us were stumped by the ice lake last week, so this week my archive photograph is perhaps easier to follow. The driver of the car is the Hon Charles Stewart Rolls - who later went on to become one of the founding partners of Rolls-Royce - and sat next to him is Prince George, the Duke of York (who later went on to become King George V). The photograph was taken in 1900.

Of course you don't need to follow the theme. All you have to do is to use an old photograph (whether sepia or not, it doesn't matter) as the basis for a blog post. Try to publish it on or around Saturday 5th February and add a link to the Linky List below. Link back to the Sepia Saturday Blog in your post and try and visit as many of the other Sepia contributors as you can. It's an easy and smooth process : as smooth as a ride in a Rolls-Royce.

31 comments:

Paul C said...

This photograph speaks volumes about the age, and the man. Most interesting!

linda said...

I have to thank Queenmothermamaw for inviting me here.
I don't know how faithful i will be weekly, but will give it a go.

They look so important in their car!
Great photo.

Alan Burnett said...

Welcome Linda.

linda said...

Sorry i'm twice, i wanted to change it a bit.

signed...bkm said...

Oh I think I will have to start posting here...I love these photos....nice to find you..bkm

Alan Burnett said...

Welcome bkm, looking forward to reading your sepia.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Hmmm ... I posted and added a commen. My posting is still there but the comment has gone. Maybe I never added it - yesterday was a long day. Anyway, my sepia saturday submission is up.

Kat Mortensen said...

Working on something interesting for this week. I'll be back to give the link later today.

Kat

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I will have my link up right soon, we have a party to attend this eve so won't have time to do it later. Magnificent auto photo, but mine is something that struck me to wondering (wandering thru my stuff) this week.

Alan Burnett said...

Ten minutes past midnight and mine is up.

Christine H. said...

My auto photo is a little more modest.

whowerethey said...

Well, I have a post that has nothing to do with vehicles, but can I make a second posting? I do have a recent post with a fantastic old car in it.

Alan Burnett said...

Whowerethey : The rules (which I have just made up) state that the maximum number of posts one person can contribute in any one week is 1,274 : so feel free to make a second posting.

Cad said...

OK, so I pinched a Google photo, but I thought it about time Man's Best Friend got a look in! LOL.(Sorry!)

Jinksy said...

Dada's sketches are still producing the goods for your treasure trove of memorabilia...

imagespast said...

What a fantastic car! I've a vintage car post on the blog, but I'm having a 1920's picnic this week if anyone would like to join me! Jo :-)

tony said...

Just A Quicky This Week!

TICKLEBEAR said...

featuring one of Montreal's landmark.
enjoy!!
:)~
HUGZ

N.B.: from now on, i shall visit those who chose to interact with me, leaving a comment on my post of the week, as my time is as precious as everybody else. no offence meant to the others, but...

Bob Scotney said...

American motorists for me this week with just a touch of Amy.

Karen S. said...

Mine is in! With a bit of a twist so to include your interesting theme (briefly) on Mr. Rolls! How clever a man he was, and I wonder what more he could have accomplished had he lived longer!

Lisa B said...

wonderful photo, this is my first week at posting (after seeing Sepia Saturday on Christine H's winderful postcard blog)so I hope I have done it right :)

MuseSwings said...

Do you suppose those old cars had a drain in the floor for rainy days? This is a great photo! Hopefully a warm cup of soup and a good brandy awaited them inside.

Doctor FTSE said...

One can learn a great deal about fashions in gentlemens' hats in 1900. And the general level of jollity around at the time . . . a memorable photo.

Roy said...

Looks like they could use a brolly or two!

I've just posted what will probably be my only Sepia Saturday post, since these are the only old photos I have.

whowerethey said...

Ah, thank you Alan! This is what Tattered and Lost calls a vernacular photo - a snapshot catching folks in their normal activities. Plus a photo in a cemetery. Cue weird organ music, lol. :-)

Tattered and Lost said...

Oh my that is one fine looking car! I would love to see it bouncing along a country road.

My photo this week is of an unknown child, taken in San Francisco in around the late 1870s.

Breezy Bree said...

Its my first post on my family blog and the sepia photo is one of my favourites.

Crazy as a Cool Fox said...

Im late but I submitted before Sunday.

Kristin said...

A car and piles of photos. Finally got this weeks Sepia Saturday post in.

Alan Burnett said...

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to make this a real bumper Sepia Saturday. I will get round to those I haven't visited yet later today - om ,y return from a day out in Sheffield

Howard said...

Ok my first post for sepia saturday is not on-topic, and its a day late, but I will try harder next week...