Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Sepia Saturday 151 : 10 November 2012


So here I am, back home again, safe and sound on dry land. Let me first of all thank my good friend Kat Mortensen for looking after Sepia Saturday in my absence. From the look of things, Sepia Saturday has been in very good hands indeed. I still haven't unpacked the cases yet, so I will get straight on with this weeks' call, and for Sepia Saturday 151 the subject of our call is .... calls. Or telephone calls, or exchanges or whatever you would like to interpret the above photograph from the US National Archives which is entitled "Photograph of Women Working at a Bell System Telephone Switchboard". As usual, all you have to do is to post your own old image and add a few new reflections on or around Saturday the 10th November 2012. Once you have posted, add a link to the list below and then try and drop in on as many other Sepia Saturday callers as you can.

For those who like to think about future calls in advance, here is a quick preview of the next two Sepia Saturday archive photographs.



But this week it is the telephone exchange. I suppose, when you think about it, Sepia Saturday is a kind of graphical telephone exchange. So dial up, plug in and give us a call.







33 comments:

ScotSue said...

Girls All Together is my take on the theme.

Karen S. said...

As I said on Facebook- So very happy you are back! Kat ran our ship so well- but she'll never be you! Imagine a great hug...a gigantic group-hug from us all! I can't wait to put something really awesome together for your homecoming! Hope you had fun...fun..and more FUN!

Little Nell said...

I'm on theme - for Remembrance Sunday.

I have to post early this week as I will be 'away from my desk' for a while for family reasons. I hope to visit you all via the magic of iPad all being well. If I don't it will be because circumstances don't permit. There's unlikely to be an SS post from me next weekend either (first one I've missed since I joined). Hope to be back with you before too long.

Kristin said...

My cousin was a telephone operator and so is the character in my favorite movie.

Postcardy said...

I have service men's telophone centers.

Peter said...

I call on you to read my post :)
And Kat, thanks for all your "maintenance activities". Now it's your turn to go on a cruise. Alan, welcome back. I'm sure your adventures will pop up in some future post!

Wendy said...

My aunt was a telephone operator.

Bob Scotney said...

It is all down to one man who would not have a telephone in his house.

Kat Mortensen said...

I am really struggling with this prompt! I miss the MEN! Ha ha!

whowerethey said...

One ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingy... I just have a family mystery.

C. Foxy said...

Alan, I was waiting on shore for you to come cruising into the Port of Boston. Another dream crushed. :)

L. D. Burgus said...

Two in a row for me. I really like to post them, I just need to get to work on scanning some new material.

Howard said...

I had a postcard that fitted the bill perfectly, so I'm on topic this week.

Liz Stratton said...

Loved this prompt as it gave me another opportunity to share a photograph of my mother!

Joy said...

I'm on line with the telephone prompt from the year of 1952.

Titania said...

Hello, hello; welcome back Alan and goodbye to Kat who was a very good host! We are all on the phone and what leaps it made!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I will be up shortly with many thoughts about this prompt...

Kathy said...

A telephone with no building for me.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Welcome back Alan. Kat did a great job. I could not find an switchboard operators but found some nurses to answer that call bell.
QMM

Mike Brubaker said...

I couldn't get an answer for the theme this weekend so instead I have something musical for Armistice/ Remembrance/ Veterans Day.

And I add to the chorus of cheers and thanks to Kat and Alan too.

TICKLEBEAR said...

I'm on theme,
me thinks,
well...
You know?
You know me by now!!
You'll figure it out.
:)~
HUGZ

Tattered and Lost said...

A group of men at work instead of a group of women. That's about as close as I got.

Alan Burnett said...

No telephone for me - which is just the point. It is good to be back and I am looking forward to getting around and visiting all my Sepia Saturday friends again.

Wibbo said...

I'm off-theme this week :o)

Dakota Boo said...

Welcome back Alan. I am on theme again (must be close to a record for me now).

Karen S. said...

I know I've said this before- but here it is again, WELCOME BACK Alan! What a wonderful theme you offer on your return to us! Now quickly- hurry and pick up the phone-posts!

Kat Mortensen said...

Still grappling with this. I'm going to be late this week. Out most of today, but I'll get caught up soon.

Kat

Prenter said...

My post is about a distress call in 1960.

B. Rogers, Alchemy of Clay said...

First job in 50's as a switchboard operator (a single, not a string of them) for a private school administration.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Here I am, "calling" in my post!

Jana Last said...

I hope you're all up for a visit to the dentist today, 'cause that's where my post takes us.

Only we'll be using a time machine for our visit--back to 1922.

Kat Mortensen said...

I made it!

Kat Mortensen said...

I am the Wonderland White Rabbit this week, " I'm late, I'm late!" Got my post up, but I'm still working my way around to visit everyone.
I'll see you soon!