Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Sepia Saturday 64 : Saturday 5 March 2011

Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library

I half promised Dakotaboo last week that I would try and find an archive shot that he could use as a theme in order to post something about his recent holiday in the British Peak District. Now I know that Texas is not in Britain, and that the Peak District does not have large herds of longhorn cattle, but liberal interpretation has always been the order of the day here on Sepia Saturday, so do with this image from Southern Methodist University Library what you will.

Sepia Saturday 64 will take place on or around Saturday the 5th March 2011. We seem to be having more and more newcomers to Sepia Saturday and, I have to say, they are most welcome. For the benefit of newcomers, I thought it might be useful to incorporate a summary of what Sepia Saturday is all about and how it works with each weekly call. Regular contributors can skip this and move directly to the Linky List.

SEPIA SATURDAY is a weekly meme which encourages bloggers to publish and share old images and photographs. All that is required is for contributors to post an old image (it doesn't have to be in sepia) and provide a few words in explanation. If you could provide a link back to the Sepia Saturday Blog and visit as many of the other contributors as you can, it would also be appreciated. There is no weekly theme, as such, but some people like to use the archive image published with the weekly call as a kind of theme. There is no requirement to adopt such an approach : the choice of image is entirely up to you. Once you have published your Sepia Saturday post, add a link to that post to the Linky List published each week and leave a comment to let everyone know you are joining in.

26 comments:

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I've been rather scarce lately and what a joy it is to see what everyone had been up to for the last few months - great images and great posts!
Bravo!
Evelyn

Rosie said...

I enjoy looking through my old catalogue to see the old items AND the old prices!!

tony said...

Here I Am!

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Thanks Alan - I can do a lot with cows!! But where did the week go, can't believe it's Friday already - may be a bit late in submitting this week.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Ok, have managed to come up with something - it's up now.

Bob Scotney said...

Gallop across and take a look. Ignore the pos(t)er in the last photo!

Crazy as a Cool Fox said...

I'm not on with the theme this week. Last weeks's post was a stretch. lol. Rarely do I follow it as I compose these posts far in advance. I'll try to watch out for the theme next week. Happy SS everyone.

Christine H. said...

Alan,
There's something odd about this photo. I really get the sense that the men on horseback were added later.

sEAN bENTLEY said...

Getting in on the sepia fun early this week - I couldn't wait to share my latest genealogical jackpot.
I agree with Christine, this really looks faked! Oh well, part of the charm!

Marilyn said...

I have managed to have a SS post for quite some time but have a small entry for this week.

Howard said...

Christine is right, the cowboys look like they have been added later. My Sepia Saturday post follows the cattle theme this week, but sadly no photoshopped cowboys.

whowerethey said...

My guy looks sort of like he could grow into a gentleman farmer, but no cowboy.

@Christine H, I thought the same thing! But I think it is perspective only. The photographer appears to have been up higher, whether on a ladder or platform, and the sunlight hits the backbones of the steers just right to accent them.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

as ususal I was working on something else before I saw the photo; well just for fun I'll tag something unrelated to my post on to match the longhorns, kind of.. :)

Tattered and Lost said...

Ah yes, before Photoshop post cards. Probably done by the people that made the Jakalope cards. Them horses tain't big enough to ride roughshod on that them herd.

I continue this week with the life of George Kallman, elementary school teacher who died at 82.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Well I am into my postcards and Europe. Finally got it out. That is some post you have there.
QMM

Your Genetic Genealogist said...

I was going to post something else, but couldn't resist posting this one after seeing the blog. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the visits and comments every week.

TICKLEBEAR said...

OMG!!
so NOT a themer!!!
:D~
but i believe there may be a cow or two in the video i included in my post. not sure anymore, but i think so!! it's late here. going to bed now that i'm done (1H30 AM)...
:)~
HUGZ

Alan Burnett said...

Off for the weekend again. My post is up but expect my visit to your blogs to be late.

Jinksy said...

My photo shows a different kind of gathering! LOL Love the might horns in this picture though...

Karen S. said...

Hello again Alan, I'm kind of excited about this theme....as you will see when you get to my post! Have a tremendous weekend!

Postcardy said...

My post today is not about longhorns, but I do have a post about longhorns here:
http://postcardy.blogspot.com/2009/09/texas-longhorn-steer-dead-or-alive.html

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Great photo!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Is it just me, you guys? I can't see a lot of the pictures when I open up some people's links. I can't see the wedding photo on Jinksy's, or Karen's top photo with somebody standing on the back of the animal, and I think that I am missing out on some of Bob's buffalo photos ... I can't figure it out.

Kristin said...

Happy 129th birthday post for my grandmother Pearl Reed Cleage. Photographs from the 1938 experimental series. These aren't too experimental though.

Brett Payne said...

Although I've been following Sepia Saturday for a while, and enjoying the varied photographs posted immensely, I haven't got around to posting my own ... till now. I hope to continue in the same vein on a regular basis. Regards, Brett

Mike Brubaker said...

A little late but my post is on theme with more horns. Just a little different.