Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Sepia Saturday 67 : 26 March 2011

From the collections of The National Archives, via Flickr Commons Initiative
My archive photograph this week is full of activity and full of detail. The photograph dates from the mid 1930s and shows the reconstruction of the bridge over the River Loughor at Pontardulais in Wales. It is taken from one of the copyright-free collections shared by the British National Archives with the splendid Flickr Commons initiative. For the "themers" amongst the Sepia Saturday participants there are a wealth of prompts available. For the "memers" just enjoy the image as you choose your own old photograph. In either case, post your contributions for Sepia Saturday 67 on or around Saturday 26th March 2011. 

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.

29 comments:

Margaret said...

Question. Do I wait until Saturday to post or can I post once I see you have this up? I will post now, but if I should wait, just let me know! Thanks.

Margaret said...

LOL. I just read your post and I see th answer! :) I love the lines of that photo, the gentle curve. Excellent.

Postcardy said...

When does "around Saturday" start?

Bob Scotney said...

I will post something else but I hope everyone who leaves a comment here will check out this link: Copy and paste it to your browser and it will take you to the building of a fabulous bridge which is 100 years old this year.

http://rememberwhen.gazettelive.co.uk/2011/01/high-and-mighty-for-100-years.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gazettelive-RememberWhen+%28GazetteLive+-+Remember+When%29

Alan Burnett said...

Margaret & Postcardy : We tend to be very relaxed about such things here on Sepia Saturday, so I suppose "around Saturday" can mean almost any day of the week. So feel free to post early if you wish, but people will not tend to read the posts until the weekend.
Bob S : Do you know I shame to say that I have never actually seen the Transporter Bridge, something I will put right during its centenary year.

Postcardy said...

There are a lot of bridges in Minneapolis, so my post is about one of them.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Great photo this week Alan. I've stayed on topic and shared a bridge with you all this week.

Brett Payne said...

Well, I am on theme, even if it's not a bridge .... Looking forward to seeing and reading the other contributions, as the list keeps growing and getting more and more varied.

Kristin said...

I am trying to get in earlier this week so I will have time to visit and comment before everybody says what I would have said if they hadn't already said it! Another post on the Tulane/Vincent family and how I found Ubert's grandparents. Several (new) old sepia photos too.

Alan Burnett said...

I'm up : not with a bridge but with a nightmare of a post.

barbara and nancy said...

Sorry, nothing about a bridge. And I have to apologize. I said I wouldn't do another post about a cook book. But when I saw this one, I just had to share it.
Nancy
Ladies of the grove

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Alan, I'm sorry, the first one that I posted was wrong. Happy Birthday, Cary is the correct sepia post. I really, really enjoy the photo of building the bridge that you posted for this week. It is so interesting, full of history, and after seeing the picture I can imagine how they built the bridge.

Thanks for hosting, and happy SS!

Kathy M.

imagespast said...

Hey, I'm not late for a change :-) couldn't find a photo that fitted with Alan's, so went with the one that was yelling at me :-) it's cute. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else posts this weekend. Jo

Tattered and Lost said...

Not following any theme. Just more photos of Gladys Kallman, specifically a fun grade school portrait taken in 1936.

And Bob, I looked at the post about the bridge. Holy moly! That thing looks quite scary. I wonder if they've had the problem we have in the San Francisco area with people jumping off the Golden Gate.

Titania said...

I have been absent for a while but I am back and have posted grandmother's treasures.

The bridge construction looks interesting with all the minute details.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I have never even considered how a bridge was built so this was very interesting to me. There seems to be a lot of on-lookers for sure. I have one of the first lady dresses up. Of course I love vintage fashions you see.
QMM

Howard said...

Excellent subject matter Alan. My post this week is all about London Bridge. I'm looking forward to seeing all the other posts.

Betsy said...

One more snowy photo while spring is trying to break through! lol. One from the 1920's! We actually had snow flurries in Ohio today with blooming daffodils...very typical for us in March. Brrrr. Looking forward to visiting all of you!

Christine H. said...

I am grateful to you for getting me thinking about the utility and stability of bridges this week. I looked over all of our family pictures for photos with bridges and was surprise that the bridges we visited the most (Golden Gate!) weren't represented at all.

TICKLEBEAR said...

hey!!!
FOR ONCE,
i-am-a-themer!!!
YUP!!
ONE BRIDGE, COMING UP!!!
:)~
HUGZ

Crazy as a Cool Fox said...

The week my post isn't about a bridge which God knows I've blogged about hundreds of bridges. But my post does have an arch in it. There are arches in bridges, right? hehe

Marilyn said...

I was a themer last week with a post about a hotel and Jeff's 2x great grandfather Nathan and this week I have posted about Nathan's widow.

Mike Schofield said...

Really would like to know what kind of motorcycles these were. Good detail in the photo, are there any motorcycle historians out there? Thanks!

dee-burris said...

I've decided to share the unnamed and undated photos from my g-grandmother's photo album, given to her on the occasion of her engagement in 1885, as my Sepia Saturday posts.

The Silver Fox said...

This is my first entry in a while, but it shares a terrific acquisition!

Mike Brubaker said...

How long to build that bridge? Perhaps less than our modern times where road construction seems to last forever.

This weekend I'm not on theme, though the photo is at least British.

Anna said...

I almost didn't post again after another busy week, but I had bridge construction photos, so how could I not! I love this photo and the peek into the little town as well as the construction. I'll have to see if I can figure out if this is anywhere near where my great-grandparents came from.

Bob Scotney said...

I'm a bit late this week for reasons I won't bore you with. I'm also slowly getting round to commenting on all the other posts. Hope I succeed to bridge the gap that's left.
Another great topic Alan.

~Tracie~ said...

NO theme for me, just another family memeber :)