Sunday, 20 November 2011

Sepia Saturday 102 : Saturday 26 November 2011


"Honest weights, square dealings" : that's Sepia Saturday. The Old Reliable weekly Blog provides a perfect pointer to those who want to link their old images to new memories. So when you are fishing around, trying to think of what to post for Sepia Saturday 102 (on or around Saturday 26th November 2011), take a look at this week's prompt photograph : there is so much going on here that it can give rise to the most complex flights of fancy. It is a 1936 photograph (brought to you courtesy of the Library of Congress) by that great American photographer Walker Evans and it is called "Roadside Stand Near Birmingham, Alabama". You can use this as a theme or you can post off-theme : the choice is yours. Just post, link and then take a look at some of your fellow sepia posters.



32 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

I am away Monday and Tuesday so I have put the call up a little earlier than usual. Gives you more time to think. Thanks for all the great contributions to SS101 : I think we are going from strength to strength.

Anonymous said...

Thought I would post sooner than later this week, as I am still in the throws of taking care of loose ends after moving Mom and Dad in nursing/care homes, while packing for my own move, whew! Good luck Alan! Rosie

Anglers Rest said...

My mind is whirling in what to post for this week! Despite the name of my blog I am not the fishing sort! - posting up in due course!

Wendy said...

I've just found you through one of your followers. I'll be posting SS 102.

Linda said...

What a great picture. Doorways leading to more doorways, and that girl holding the edge of her skirt, posing for the picture, too.

Postcardy said...

That's a great photo. Did you know Walker Evans was a postcard collector? A book about his postcard collection and articles about postcards was published a couple of years ago.

Bob Scotney said...

I'm not trying to pull the scales over your eyes but there is so much happening in this photo.

Little Nell said...

I went down a reliable route for a moving experience.

Mike Burnett said...

The front of Tesco or Morrison's wouldn't have the same power to let the imagination run riot.

Ted said...

why did all these old roadside stands have such strange names... this one - FM Pointer...ours was "Shorty Umble's" but locals called it "Shorty Humble's"; another one I remember was "Starkey's"; but when you told strangers about it, they heard "Star Keys"; and Cocálico's became "Coca Licos"

Alan Burnett said...

Caught a fish ... then a giraffe .... then a great seal. You never know where these things are going to take you, do you?

Marilyn said...

Fishing is the theme in my post today with a cartoon character thrown in as well.

Kristin said...

I move from Springfield, Massachusetts to Detroit, MI in 1951 and return for a visit in 1967.

Christine H. said...

Rudy caught some fish. He mighta liked to have some of that watermelon to go with it.

tony said...

Gloriously On-Theme This Week!

sEAN bENTLEY said...

I'm early as well but what else can one do with a quiet post-Thanksgiving afternoon? I considered posting a few of my own 2005 Blackpool photos (including one of the Ark!) but they're not particularly Sepia and I think I'll save 'em for "The Eff-Stop" international blog!

whowerethey said...

I found a photo with a fish story!

Liz Stratton said...

No watermelons or store fronts. But, definitely full of fish tales. Great photo prompt. So many possibilities ....

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I get so easily distracted with so many ideas; once someone told me I have the attention span of a cocker spaniel. So it took application of discipline to continue my post this week and finish up from last week. So I did it and now can browse others.

Mike Brubaker said...

Something simple from me this weekend, but on the theme with a story of two boys.

TICKLEBEAR said...

Something fishy this way come...

;)~
HUGZ

Jinksy said...

Perhaps my post this morning can be allowed due the many shades of sepia I managed to produce, by accident! LOL

www.dakotaboo.com said...

That's a great picture. Lots of opportunity to theme, but unfortunately (for me) a lack of time this weekend. Have just about managed to escape the weekend visitors to submit the smallest of blog posts. Happy Sepia Saturday.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

The image is barely historical for me this week, though I suppose it depends on your perspective. I managed to work some history in though.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi! I managed to squeeze mine into theme, barely. Still I think it is a great post, with the history of an old hot springs resort that is no longer there.

Thanks, can't wait to visit you guys and see what you have done this week. Happy SS!

Kathy M.

imagespast said...

Another from Great Granny's album - fishing in Scotland!

Doug Peabody said...

I didn't even look at your prompt and I managed to get a tiny fishing schooner in my post. What luck!

Tattered and Lost said...

I barely made it thanks to a surprise visit of relatives. But I've got an old roadside apple stand for the theme.

savethephotos said...

barely made it also! Close to midnite on Sat :)

Anglers Rest said...

Loaded up a few older photos and a selection of new photos, where new memories have been created.

PaperSponge.com said...

I REALLY enjoy old photographs like this to have the chance to take in so much information about the subject(s). This is no exception! Thanks for another great Sepia Saturday!

Porter said...

why did all these old roadside stands have such strange names... this one - FM Pointer...ours was "Shorty Umble's" but locals called it "Shorty Humble's"; another one I remember was "Starkey's"; but when you told strangers about it, they heard "Star Keys"; and Cocálico's became "Coca Licos"