Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Sepia Saturday 108 : 14 January 2012


I am not saying anything about my chosen old image for this week other than it is a still from the 1912 silent film "The New York Hat". The image comes courtesy of the Billy Rose Theatre Collection at the New York Public Library and, as always, via the magnificent Flickr Commons initiative. Other than that you can make of it what you will - pick your own themes, find your own prompts, follow you own cues. It is what you have all been doing so well for the last 107 weeks. All we ask is that your posts have some kind of old image within them, that you post them on or around Saturday the 14th of January 2012, that you add a link to your post  to the list below, that you link back to the Sepia Saturday Blog, and that you try and visit as many of the other participants as you can manage. What could be easier? It's a piece of cake. No it's not, it is a hat.




44 comments:

Postcardy said...

Hopefully, I won't be too "old hat."

Liz Stratton said...

A NYC hat! 75 years younger and it would have been the perfect addition to my SS107. You will be in NYC by the end of the decade with Amy and will have to stop into a haberdashery. J.J. Hat Center would be the perfect fit - established in 1811!

Linda said...

You never know what a woman is keeping under her hat.

Tattered and Lost said...

I'm guessing this lady saw one of the feather's move and is now concerned it might be alive!

My mind is not on hats, but a salesgirl selling chocolate.

Bob Scotney said...

Hats off to you all.

Little Nell said...

A lovely bonnet, ‘with all the frills upon it’ set me off in a search to find the top of the Hat Parade!

Steph said...

Hello! Thank you for all the visits and lovely comments on LiM! I love looking at everyone's sites too!

This Saturday, I have a very interesting lady 'under my hat', as it were. I am *such* a fan of hats and can never pass up the opportunity to buy a photo of a lady with a really glamorous one!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Ah, classic movies. According to Wikipedia this 16 minute movie (directed by D.W. Griffith) is the best known example of Mary Pickford's early work. Nice theme!

Postcardy said...

There is a condensed version of the movie on YouTube:

The New York Hat (1912)


The Sepia Saturday prompt is at 4:33 in the video.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

That hat is wonderful. Inspired me to post my first photo here!
Colleen
http://www.pasqualefamily.net/web/

Alan Burnett said...

I am off theme this week, so far off theme that I am on theme.

Lightverse said...

Thank you! I ♥ this prompt!!!

Kristin said...

My grandmother sporting a hat on the lawn of Mt. Vernon. I've tried to post comments so many times in the past 24 hours and my comments just disappear.

Kat Mortensen said...

"Here's your hat, what's your hurry?" as my grandmother used to say.

Mike Brubaker said...

A great theme choice this week. I'm glad others watched the original "New York Hat" film too. It helped me to decide for a bit of melodrama and half-fiction this time, so I'll take a girl and 1912.

Martin said...

I'm in this week. Couldn't resist it.

Doug Peabody said...

I couldn't find any beautiful hats like this one in my postcard collect so I wrote about beautiful Coast Guard stations and tonsils. Wow that's a stretch! Remember to open your mouth wide when you read my post. :)

tony said...

Even Man Flu Couldn't Stop me Being Here,

Howard said...

Plenty of hats here!

Anonymous said...

Not having much luck with my blogspot lately, it won't let me comment as me (Rosie), I have to use Anonymous when I make a comment. Hope this works. Rosie

Gloria said...

What nice and lovely picture Alan!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I will be up soon with feathers aplenty to match this week.

Norkio said...

Ah, I found seven fabulous hats for your perusal!

Hrm, is it just me? I cannot seem to get this comment to post... This is my Google account but you will know me better as Who Were They?

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

She seems so shocked. Maybe I should watch YouTube to find out why.

People seem to be having difficulty commenting. I'll have to see if this works.

TICKLEBEAR said...

I'm on Time!!
I'm on Topic!!
I'm... my usual self...
;)~
HUGZ

www.dakotaboo.com said...

A short post from me this week, but a couple of great hats. Happy Sepia Saturday.

Wibbo said...

Nice theme! My offering this week is an elegantly behatted woman; nicely on-theme.

Jinksy said...

I take my hat off to you for this post! LOL ♥

Liz Stratton said...

Oh I DO love a good hat. I can't wait to see the posts this week. To enjoy music as you read, scroll down and start the player. (I hope it works for everyone! This is my first time adding music.

Jo said...

Wonderful - a levitating hat! I couldn't find anything so flamboyant but I found a skeleton story :-) PS: Couldn't leave a comment using my Wordpress for some reason. Jo

Alan Burnett said...

Sorry about the Comment problems : I think I need to change the settings.

Alan Burnett said...

I have changed the comment settings back to what they were - I would appreciate it if someone with Wordpress would try it now and report back.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Just came across your blog today and have to tell you I love it! I actually post a picture each Sunday on my blog called "Women with Hats" so today's topic really caught my attention. I hope you enjoy my entry. I enjoyed looking at everyone else's photos and look forward to more Sepia Saturdays.
Teresa Wilson Rogers
http://forgottenfacesandlongagoplaces.blogspot.com/

Karen S. said...

yes! I am now able to access this! Blogger is acting up again...so I hope I can enter too.. if not here is my link

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/01/sepia-saturday-108-14-january-2012.html

Karen S. said...

Yes! Success! Alan what ever it works now! Although it's slow on others, that actually open up....

whowerethey said...

This is me posting as Who Were They? hope it works!

Kathy Reed said...

I read Liz Stratton's post and just had to join in the fun. I've always admired the hats of my foremothers. Thanks for the prompt.

Alan Burnett said...

OK : Half-way through my reading. It is a bumper crop this week so my apologies to those lower down the list, it may be another day before I get to you.

Kristin said...

I visited every blog and posted on each one but on some of them my comments just disappeared. Very frustrating.

Alan Burnett said...

Kristin : I suspect it is something to do with this new embedded comment took Blogger has introduced. I have turned it off in my various blogs as it was leading to comments vanishing.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Apologies to all....since yesterday comments are not working on my blog and on many others who use blogger.com/ Apparently so the story (excuse) goes Blogger changed some coding and everything went to "h%$l" They claim they are working on it, but today it is still not fixed....Darn and double darn, nothing we can do

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Thanks to Bob Scotney for letting me know I had vanished from Alan's Linky (sounds kind of Kinky!)Sure enough where did I go, I was there and am not,,, anyway I am having trouble with Blogger not processing comments but some are getting through...take you chances and come on by to see my feathered hat ladies..now I should appear at the tail end....

Susan D. said...

A great topic. I am amazed at the size of the hats that appear in my photographs from an ordinary family.

L. D. Burgus said...

Hey I am off theme again and I am back, that is what counts.