Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Sepia Saturday 84 : Saturday 23 July 2011


This particular archive photograph celebrates two events : the last flight of the Space Shuttle and the fact that NASA has just added some 350 archive photographs to the Flickr Commons initiative. My chosen photograph dates back to 1964 and shows a researcher testing out an early space suit for the Apollo Moon Project. I recognise that this image may pose a bit of a challenge to the "themers" among Sepia Saturday followers, but I have every confidence in their ability to find images that fit whichever theme they care to identify. Whether you are following a theme or not : you can get into orbit with Sepia Saturday 84 by posting your post on or around Saturday 23 July 2011.  10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Lift-off.
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:

Bob Scotney said...
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Bob Scotney said...

Early I know but I hope you like this space theme - researching space suits gave me these.

Crystal Mary said...

Boy, doesn't he look like a robot. The gear sure has changed.

Postcardy said...

The tester looks like he is dancing in that photo.

savethephotos said...

I was able to stay on theme, although not with my own photos)borrowed ones) this time except for an old journal entry of my own. :)

Little Nell said...

I managed to stay in my spacesuit throughout! A couple of famous films, a book, a newspaper and something edible....sounds like a game of ‘charades’!

Crazy as a Cool Fox said...

That's a very appropriate using on old NASA photo considering the end of the space shuttle era. My post is technology related.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Interesting picture this week - I'll have to check out the NASA archives. My post is up and strays away from my usual postcards and magazines, and into the world of 1960's Cult TV.

Christine H. said...

I'm on theme, but it's a real stretch.

Howard said...

An old cinema postcard from me this week, I don't have any old postcards relating to space exploration...

tony said...

Houston i have landed!

The Silver Fox said...

I decided to go with the "researcher" aspect.

Jinksy said...

As usual, I'm on another planet...

TICKLEBEAR said...

"Houston, we don't have a problem" but YOU may!!
brace yourselves!! it's a long post, inspired by Alan's theme... his fault, not mine. he pressed the right/wrong button, and off i went!! and those who visit my blog regularly will know what i mean: i really went on the deep end on this...
just grab a coffee/scotch/whatever, and read on, when you have five minutes!!
:)~
HUGZ

Tattered and Lost said...

The photo reminded me what it used to be like in this country when we were a "can do" nation.

Alan Burnett said...

Things flying through the air - but of a different generation - occupy my musings today.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I won't be posting this week but will read others....a welcome thunderstorm swept here in PA yesterday eve. That cooled it down, but we lost a small awning off our motor home in the brutal winds. The insurance company will love that.

Mike Brubaker said...

This week's theme is too hard for me. But it is a photo of just a single man in uniform.

PattyF said...

I was gonna try to take the "technology and innovation" theme and use that, but the automobile in my photo remains unidentified for now, so I don't know if it's innovative or not. Still, I posted ...

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Bringing up the rear.... I managed a tiny link to the theme. It's a shame I couldn't have anything more closely linked because I remember the early days of space exploration so very well. I was still clinging to my ambition of being an astronomer in those days - until I discovered how hard mathematics was.

whowerethey said...

Hi Alan, I've been absent for a few weeks but would like to be on the blogroll if possible. Thanks! Looking forward to making the sepia rounds.

Kristin said...

Totally off theme. I posted a journal piece from 1967, my memories of the Detroit riot/rebellion which started July 23 such a long time ago.

Doctor FTSE said...

Another research related theme. Great historic photo.

Benicek said...

I couldn't manage a space race photo, but I did find a funny one in my collection with a 1950s tech theme.

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Kevin said...

I was able to stay on theme, although not with my own photos)borrowed ones) this time except for an old journal entry of my own. :)