Monday, 9 May 2011

Sepia Saturday 74 : Saturday 14th May 2011

Photograph : San Diego Air And Space Museum Archives
Holiday time is approaching and in a few weeks time I will be making my way down to Heathrow and climbing inside some sophisticated tin can that - hopefully - will ferry me to the other side of the pond. I trust that it will be slightly more sophisticated than the contraption captured in this photograph of a bi-plane. The pilot is Glenn Luther Martin who went on to establish the Glenn L Martin Aviation Company in 1912. The picture, which is undated, comes from the collection of the San Diego Air and Space Museum and forms part of their collection which is available on Flickr Commons. We don't leave until early June, so I still have time to put together a batch of calls covering the period I will be away : more details of that nearer the time. This particular picture provides plenty of scope for the "themers" this week - planes, newspapers and ridiculous hats all spring to mind. Whether you are a "themer" or just someone who wants to share an old photograph, Sepia Saturday 74 will be boarding at Gate 14 on or around Saturday 14th May 2011. Please have your passport and boarding card ready.
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.

28 comments:

Kristin said...

I know I saw a couple of old plane photos in my stash...

Brett Payne said...

Looks like I'm early this week with my contraption.

Kristin said...

Posted photos of an old airplane from my Cleage collection.

Postcardy said...

I have A Century of Progress in Transportation, 1933 Chicago World's Fair.

Alan Burnett said...

As we will all know, Blogger has been playing up these last few days. Hopefully things are working again now, but some comments and earlier posts are still missing. I know all Sepia Saturday followers will be understanding about broken links and missing comments.
My post is up - hopefully it will stay there.

Christine H. said...

Even good contraptions break down sometimes...like Blogger, for instance. looks like everything is working again now. As for a theme, I am a non-conformist today.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Happy Sepia Saturday everyone. Not theming this week but have the next best thing ... beer !!

Little Nell said...

A flight of fancy from me, with a royal connection.

Brett Payne said...

Looks like my comment vanished in the ether too. I was early but now I guess I'm just on time.

Margaret said...

Love how the dressed in a suit for everything. Today they would be dressed so casually. Can't imagine I could ever trust going up in that plane - I have a hard enough time with the modern ones of today!

Postcardy said...

My post is back now but my comment isn't back.

whowerethey said...

Flying through time for me, heh.

Nancy said...

My computer's going for repairs early today so I may not be able to view everyone's photos until Sunday or Monday. Happy Saturday, everyone.

Martin H. said...

This probably just makes it, as a Sepia Saturday post.

Tattered and Lost said...

For once I'm on theme. If you like the history of flight and those that created this history I think you'll enjoy what I've posted.

Jinksy said...

The oldest thing about my photo this week, is the age of the finger that clicked the shutter! But give it time - it's getting older by the minute...
And the only other things flying high are my dreams! LOL

Anonymous said...

ok im having problems posting a comment, hope this one works.
Karen

TICKLEBEAR said...

oddly enough, i managed to be a themer at the last minute. spent the night fixing the pics with photoshop... there you have it!!! you wanted planes? you got some here...
;)~
need i specify this was a dreadful summer vacation for me?... the first and last one i spent alone with my father. you'll see why.
HUGZ

Howard said...

Airships from me today!

~Tracie~ said...

No planes or newspapers, but I did find some hats :)

imagespast said...

Racing fishwives from the 1930's for me this week :-)

Mike Brubaker said...

I thought I would be off-theme this weekend until I looked up Glenn Martin. He grew up in Salina, Kansas and started his first aviation company in 1912, probably when this photo was taken.
So my photo post is now very on-theme and I even have hats!

Karen S. said...

Oh I love your excitement and fun with these themes...it just makes it so much fun! I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with too...and I bet you are really excited about taking a trip!!!! Have a great week Alan, and thanks again for teaching me yet another interesting fact of such a great man and his quest for life and flying!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Big Bad Blogger for sure. Well here it is better late than never. I would not want to miss out. Almost signed up without a post. LOL
QMM

Crazy as a Cool Fox said...

I'm beginning a series on one of my mother's trips. The photos are old (21 years) but non sepia. Please let me know what you all think. Some of this will be hilarious. :)

Bob Scotney said...

Late this week as I have been away - by plane, but not a bi-plane.

Brett Payne said...

Well, my actual submission for this week's Sepia Saturday vanished from Blogger too, so some of you may have ended up at the wrong article (judging by the comments made on a totally unrelated article posted the previous week). I was actually on theme, so I've resurrected and reposted the article, if anyone would like to have another visit. Sorry about that.

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