Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Sepia Saturday 63 : Saturday 26 February 2011

With Thanks To The State Library of Queensland and Wikimedia Commons
I am still in the archives of the State Library of Queensland (via Wikimedia Commons, via my desktop computer) for my featured photograph of the week. The photograph shows the four-masted barque, "Richelieu" under tow from two tug-boats. The steel sailing boat was built in Germany in 1916, named the "Pola" and originally intended for the South American nitrate trade. Her delivery was delayed by World War I and in 1919 she was seized by the Allies as part of post-war reparations, and handed to the French who renamed her the "Richelieu". Her sailing days came to an end in 1927 when her cargo of pitch caught fire in Baltimore Harbour.

The archive image is of uncertain date and unknown author, but it is one of the 50,000 archive images generously handed over on a copyright free basis by the Queensland Library to Wikimedia Commons. All lovers of old images will welcome such a move which allows enthusiasts all over the world to enjoy this rich treasure-house of historical images.

You can add to our very own Sepia Saturday treasure-house by linking your posts to the Sepia Saturday Blog using the Linky Form below. Post your post (on or around Saturday 26 February), add your name and the post URL to the Linky Form and leave us a comment to let us know you are joining in. If you want a theme, there are themes galore in my featured image, but remember you don't have to follow any theme. Think image, think old, think Sepia Saturday.

26 comments:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Alan and Kat, I hope it isn't too early...I just felt like working on this today. Thanks so much.

I love your ship photo, and thank you for the information about the library photos.

Take care, and have a wonderful SS!

Kathy

Alan Burnett said...

I am away this weekend and therefore mine is an early submission. And I won't be back at my computer until Sunday evening and therefore my comments on your posts will be delayed but will get there in the end. Have a good weekend, everyone.

Bob Scotney said...

Dogs, ships, Yorkshire and Australia. Hope you like it.

Jinksy said...

I've stuck with a nautical theme - sort of! LOL

Martin H. said...

Long time, no post. I thought it was time to put that right.

Tattered and Lost said...

I never follow a theme. Sorry. This week I add more images to the life of George Kallman.

whowerethey said...

I love love love your ship picture! I have a similar one that my sister took last summer of a tall ship in the local harbor. After fussing in photoshop, it looks like a vintage photo.

Anyway, I am posting a photo from the nearly unidentified Dobb Long Book. It's a collodion print and practically purple.

Christine H. said...

A little early for me, as I have weekend guests, but I'll come back and read all the posts later.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I'll have something up tomorrow; just watched tonight's episode of "Who do You Think You Are" featuring Kim Catrail, (Actress on Sex and the City among others). She travels to Liverpool with her Mom and to visit aunts, tracking down the disappearance over 70 years ago of her grandfather, who simply abandoned his family. Quite the character he turned ot to be a bigamist, went on down the road and started another family. Does that show sponsored by Ancestry.com show in the UK?

Crazy as a Cool Fox said...

The ship in your photo looks very much like the USCGC Eagle a Coast Guard officers training vessel. It was also a war reparation from Germany. (WWII) My post also has a water theme to it.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Oh man I see I missed Who Do You Think You Are? Thank goodness Pat brought me up to date. I love ships and stories about them. Don't know much about them but enjoy reading about them. Thanks Alan.
QMM

Howard said...

I've tried to stay on topic this week, with a ship from the Scapa Flow scuttling, but my blog theme 'postcards then and now' has become 'postcards before and after'.

Nancy said...

I will probably take a few days to visit everyone's post, depending on how many people post this week. Thanks, Alan, for keeping this going.

TICKLEBEAR said...

IT'S PAST 2 AM, BUT I'M DONE!!
will visit on saturday those who visited me last week, and will visit on either sunday or monday [since i have the day off!!] this week's posts!!
see you soon!!
and BTW: i am back to my usual posts... meaning, extensive!!!
:D~
HUGZ

Your Genetic Genealogist said...

Ah, finally a identified photo this week! Its an easy one. :-)

broken biro said...

I've only been here once before and hadn't twigged about the theme - I just read Martin's and it made me think of my Granddad too - rarely photographed as he was usually behind the camera (chopping people's heads off) 8-)

www.dakotaboo.com said...

For once I have managed to stay vaguely on the ship theme. Happy Sepia Saturday everyone.

Karen said...

Have posted a family photo this week, no ship theme...Karen

PattyF said...

Wow! I actually posted Sepia Saturday on Saturday! I'm feeling like Hercule Poirot this week. (Well, maybe more like Mrs. Columbo.) Can't wait to see what others have posted. Have a great Saturday!!

Kristin said...

my mother writing about her family and childhood with photos. sepia of course.

L. D. Burgus said...

What a trip it is when you get started and the blogging post takes over your life. I really like finding out new things but I need to start earlier in the week to meet the deadline.

Mike Brubaker said...

My contribution, like the ship, is at least from the Kaiser.

Postcardy said...

This is my first post for Sepia Saturday.

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness so many posts already, how cool is that! This was I must say from my favorite sepia themes is a very excellent choice...I can't wait to see the others, (I've seen a few already before I just posted) and all just grand! Thanks again Alan and Cat for having such a fun blog...I'm happy to have found you!

marit said...

cool to discover this blog! my post:

http://maritsfuckingblogging.blogspot.com/2011/02/with-you-i-see.html

enjoy!

Jinksy said...

Couldn't resist adding another photo offering, thanks to TFE and his Poetry Bus!