Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Sepia Saturday 95 : Saturday 8 October 2011

Royal Library of Denmark - Flickr Commons
A very different picture of women for my theme photograph this week following the Queensland pin-up girl of Sepia Saturday 94. This archive photograph is taken from the Flickr Commons collection of the Royal Library of Denmark. The photograph is by Henriette Crone (1874-1933) and shows Danish women marching for social justice and its inclusion in the Flickr set "Women in Parliament" is timely given the fact that Helle Thorning-Schmidt became the first female Prime minister of Denmark earlier this week. You don't need me to suggest themes based on this photograph - just post whatever interpretation you come up with on or around Saturday the 8th October. As always, you don't need to follow a theme - as long as it is old and interesting that is all we are concerned with. And speaking of old and interesting - I am sure people have noticed that the Sepia Saturday count is nearing 100! If anyone has any suggestions as to how we should celebrate our centenary please let us know in your comments.
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.

25 comments:

Mike Burnett said...

They say we are only limited by our imaginations - this shows that some have no bounds, no limits.

I've seen a few suffragette pictures but none seem to come close to these for their finery - looks almost like the upper classes in demonstration.

As for the 100, may I suggest "100" as the theme. Having said that, I think it will test the limits of imagination.

Rosie said...

It looks like the faces were super imposed on the bodies, geez, I have to stop having a glass of wine with my meals......

RandomLunchbox said...

I know it's a bit early for my take on this prompt, but I saw something in the photograph and just started writing. It's a terrific picture (and prompt) so thanks for the inspiration.

tony said...

I'm Early! Not Sure If I'm Anywhere Near The Theme.............................?

Bob Scotney said...

I'm all over the place again but took 'pole' as my theme. Comments on my 'new' blog layout would be appreciated also if you haven't already done so.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Reminds me slightly of a Monty Python cartoon. Good job I saw this early as it'll give me a day or two to get my thinking cap on - at the moment I have no idea how to theme.

As regards reaching 100 ... I wonder if you'll get a telegram from the Queen (maybe there's a 100 theme in there somewhere).

Postcardy said...

I agree with Rosie's comment. The faces look real, but the rest of the picture doesn't.

Brett Payne said...

I've followed this with the theme of women taking on roles previously reserved for men ... with a quick quiz at the end for those budding and practised sleuths who've been thinking about centennials.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

There is always some woman to write about.

Doug said...

Sorry for the double linky. I think I put the wrong link in the first one. Alan if you see this, is it possible to delete that first entry?

Christine H. said...

I have a bust week, so I'm not participating this time, but hope to be back next week, especially if the theme is kidneys, World War II, cooks, or strange outfits.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Not theming, but I have posted. Hope you all enjoy your Sepia Saturday.

Alan Burnett said...

I'm not on theme this week. Come to think of it, I'm never on theme. But I give you a mystery and I give you a solution. So hopefully, I am forgiven.

whowerethey said...

This prompt immediately brought to my mind the suffrage and temperance movements in the US. Can't wait to see what everyone else came up with.

For the centennial, how about things from 1911 - lots of possibilities there. Or, a photo of someone 100 years old?

Mike Brubaker said...

An interesting challenge Alan. I've chosen the odd photo montage theme and a twist on women in fancy dress.

TICKLEBEAR said...

a somewhat long post, short on text but big on material, and no links, so no one gets lost...
about working girls.

no!! not "that kind"...
;)~
HUGZ

Rosie said...

I, too, am a little off theme this week. Great theme though. Although, my entry seems real old...

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Banners = flags = my theme, more or less.

Kristin said...

I can't believe I forgot the linky last night. A photo of my great grandmother and other seamstresses at Annis Furs in the 1920s, along with a photo of Annis Fur in downtown Detroit in 1917 and a link to an even older photo from 1910 with Annis furs written on a sign shaped like a hippo.

Karen S. said...

This is a great photo Alan, and I'm really impressed with the flags of signs that they carried...I just might have to draw my own for another post I do....the true colors were probably lovely too, and amazing how the one woman carries on her dress something that appears like a mask (now I have to check out the Danes and their emblems) oh what a person could carry out on that alone...it's just mind boggling! Have a great weekend....!

Liz Stratton said...

In writing my post, I first thought how fortunate my children are that there is an endless supply of books, magazines and reading material available at the click of a mouse. But, then I thought of the discoveries and conversations that might never have been.

It was hard to stop on this theme! Thank goodness for time limits.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oops! I forgot to leave my comment. Your photo is fascinating, Alan. What is on that woman's skirt ... Danish skulls?

I really did a stretch on mine this week, but I think it is an interesting post. I just now remembered that the little city of Yoncalla, Oregon was the first all women city council in the U.S.; but that isn't what I wrote about.

Happy Sepia Saturday, everybody.

Kathy M.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

This was very interesting. They almost look like statues. I was having blogger problems and am later than I like. Lost my follower list. Don't even have a button to ask you to reup. Oh well, nothing new.
QMM

savethephotos said...

short and sweet this time

PattyF said...

Late to the party again. But I guess a late post is better than one at all.