Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sepia Saturday 97 : Saturday 22 October 2011


"Look Up" said the photographer and at least two of the boys (yes, it appears they are boys) did exactly that. The photograph was taken outside a school in Connemara in Ireland by a certain Major Ruttledge-Fair in the 1890s and it now forms part of the collection of the National Library of Ireland. As well as being a charming image, it provides a multitude of potential prompts for the "themers" among our ranks (you really don't need me to identify them). Whatever the theme - or indeed the lack of theme - just publish your post on or around Saturday 22nd October 2011 and add your name to the linky list below.  The rest of us will look up your contributions with interests.
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.

24 comments:

Rosie said...

Great post Alan. Back in the fifities and under the tutorship of nuns, you always did as you were told----whether it was "look up", smile, fold your hands, or cross your legs.....

Brett Payne said...

Old school photographs are a favourite of mine, and this is one of the best I've seen. I've a collection by a schools specialist that was waiting in the wings, so will go with that this week.

Bob Scotney said...

Let's see how good you are at recognising pupils, or do your pupils need testing?

Little Nell said...

Lovely photograph! The teacher in me can’t resist theming. My post this week is ‘About a Boy’ and his 1950s nursery school.

Postcardy said...

I have some old pictures of Dutch children.

Doug said...

My post is "old school."

savethephotos said...

Yep school photos comin up!

Alan Burnett said...

Things are looking up : I am a themer this week (well kind-of, pity about the motor-bike)

Linda said...

What a wonderfully unposed class picture, with kids looking like kids today, except for the clothes, of course. Sometimes kids in old photos look so serious and adult, so tamed! This is great.

mary said...

I showed what they might look like as adults.

Christine H. said...

This looks like a wild bunch. I have some slightly (only slightly) tamer looking ones.

whowerethey said...

I've got cute kids on a wagon. Looking forward to seeing everyone elses posts!

www.dakotaboo.com said...

No motorbikes, so instead I've built on the children theme this week. Happy Sepia Saturday.

Mike Burnett said...

Very interesting, looks as if they are dressed in simple wrap-around clothes made from old coats, blankets and even sacks.

Mike Brubaker said...

A super choice Alan, and though tempted by an excellent theme, I will instead march to a different drum this weekend. Cheers.

Howard said...

I'm practically on-topic for a change this week.

TICKLEBEAR said...

not a themer, but a very short post, for a change!! (and it's somewhat cheerful...)
those who dropped by last week know what i mean...
will visit you guys over the next few days since i'm home sick.. and catch up over the last two weeks too.
:D~
HUGZ

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I have some cards of Dutch children. By complete coincidence they are very, VERY, like postcardy's.

Martin Lower said...

Another school picture I'm afraid. But a bit of a mystery.....

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Awesome photo!

Oh, you know that I love this subject. I bumped my post on Uncle John and the war letters to another time ... this week I have featured several different old Oregon schools. Can't wait to see what everybody else has posted.

Happy Sepia Saturday!

Kathy M.

dee-burris said...

Woo-hoo! Had already posted a family photo of a child (albeit unidentified) posing with my great grandfather.

So I was at least on the page with the kids...

Mike Burnett said...

Thanks Alan,

Post 2 - I seem to have problems when I post using the new interface

Liz Stratton said...

What an absolutely wonderful photo. The children seem to be spilling out the door with someone watching them behind the pane. The minute I saw the picture, I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use!

PattyF said...

Wonderful photo, Alan!