Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Sepia Saturday 81 : Saturday 2 July 2011


Well I am back - just about. The routine of my life seems difficult to uncover among the changes brought about by holidays, retirements and all the rest. A little patient excavating is needed : brushing away the layers of dust and sand that time has deposited, but hopefully I will be back blogging, commenting and generally making a nuisance of myself within the next few days. In the meantime here is a Sepia Saturday call for you all and the archive image comes from the collection of the National Library of Ireland. Little is known of the image other than it was taken in 1909 at a bazaar in Tramore, County Waterford. What appeals to me so much about the photograph is that - with the benefit of a century-worth of hindsight - the ladies look so nineteenth century rather than twentieth century. What would they of thought of the century and the radical changes they were trying to portray? So if you want a theme for the coming Sepia Saturday you could always try photographs taken in the twentieth century - how about that for scope! Sepia Saturday 81 will take place on or around Saturday 2 July 2011. I look forward to catching up with everyone then.
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.

18 comments:

Howard said...

The '20th Century Stall' writing reminds me of the typeface used for the original Star Wars logo!

Crazy as a Cool Fox said...

Welcome back Alan. Hope your travels went well. My post involves two ladies. I'll just call them the Thelma and Louise of 1990. Thanks everyone for following their adventure. :)

Postcardy said...

It looks like CENT and URY are two words.

Kristin said...

My 2X great Aunt Abbie around 1900 wearing a big hat and her story.

Nancy said...

What would those letters have been made from? They didn't have plastic in those days but they look shiny like plastic. Were they painted? On wood? And I wonder what they were displaying inside the stall....

Christine H. said...

I looked for a photo with 5 ladies, but instead I found one with 6.

Martin Lower said...

Hugely impressed by how well turned out they all are. I'd love to know what they were selling!

Little Nell said...

An anniversary today prompted this piece of family history.

tony said...

Welcome Back Alan! Lord Knows If My Post Is Themed or Not!

Howard said...

My post this week in my postcards then and now blog demonstrates 20th century 'progress'.

Kristin said...

@Nancy - I think they were cut out of fabric and stitched to the banner.

TICKLEBEAR said...

not a themer, just a family picutre, and a surprise for Kristin...

welcome back Alan!! did i have fun while you were gone, or not!!
;)~
HUGZ

Alan Burnett said...

I am back and my post is up - a week late, but never mind.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I kept to the theme more or less though my one lady isn't as beautifully dressed as these.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Bit late this week - finnacial quarter end at work has taken its toll on me :-(

Happy Sepia Saturday !!

... and Happy Birthday to my very own GLW.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Late post but on the date!

Mike Brubaker said...

Another nice choice Alan. I can match the ladies and the era, but not the hats.

Brett Payne said...

Better late than never. For those who've not had a go at solving last week's puzzle, I will leave it a few more hoirs before I award the prize.