Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sepia Saturday 153 : 24 November 2012


Old photographs are wonderful aren't they? I know I am preaching to the converted, but isn't it wonderful how an old photograph can send you on a journey : a fascinating journey of discovery. Take our archive image this week which comes from the Samuel Bell Maxey Collection at the Texas State Archives and is available via the wonderful Flickr Commons service. The only information provided is that it is a photograph of  Lala Williams and Elgie Crook, but with just a few Google clicks you can discover that ...... Well, I don't want to spoil the journey for you, so go and click your own Google and take your own journey of discovery.

And so this is our theme image this week - post your posts on or around Saturday 24 November and link them to the list blow - and there are one hundred and one theme strands you may care to follow. All you need to do is to look into those two faces and let your imagination run free.

So that your imagination can shop early for Christmas, here are the next two Sepia Saturday archive image prompts.



But for the moment look again at the photograph of Lala and Elgie and let it work its sepia magic.



37 comments:

Dee said...

I know I'm very early, but may not be around the computer on Saturday...

Dee at Shakin' the Family Tree

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh I am dashing out now. I hope I remember to come back and google them!! Hope all is going well for you and life is not too complicated

Dakota Boo said...

I'm early this week as I have a couple of days off work. Today is a PC day, tomorrow is early Christmas shopping.

Bob Scotney said...

With apologies to sisters everywhere.

Postcardy said...

I have some Thanksgiving Fun on old postcards.

Kat Mortensen said...

As ever, the image took me on an unexpected journey.

Kat Mortensen said...

ANYONE ELSE HAVING TROUBLE ACCESSING MIKE'S BLOG? There must be something up with the link.

ALAN!

Peter said...

I changed Lala and Elgie for my mum and her kid sister.

Liz Stratton said...

My sister actually agreed to this ....

Mike Burnett said...

I hope the link is working - it is a long time since my last post

Wendy said...

What else -- sisters.

Life Goes On said...

My posting is two adorable children in matching coats and hats

Doug Peabody said...

Instead of sisters I have brothers. Have a nice weekend everyone!

Alan Burnett said...

In anticipation of a technological interregnum, my post is early and, be warned, my comments might be late.

Alan Burnett said...

Mike : I hope you don't mind but I have put in a new link to your blog as the previous one didn't work.

caijsa said...

Two pairs of sisters.

Jinksy said...

Long time since I passed this way, but it's good to find you all still hard at it! :)

Mike Burnett said...

Alan,

That's OK - must have got rusty through lack of use over the past year,

Mike

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

I made it in early for a change but only because I have today off work!!!

ScotSue said...

A tribute to two close sisters - my mother and aunt/godmother. I enjoyed writing it.

Deb Gould said...

This one was easy! BFFs (but I doubt highly they called each other that in 1875!).

B. Rogers, Alchemy of Clay said...

I did bring a couple of sisters to the table.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

One solitary mystery lady of Beardstown on my post...still enjoying leftover turkey here, stop by and have some..

Mike Brubaker said...

Two musical sisters and a short story for the holiday.

Little Nell said...

I missed you all last week whilst I was away, but I'm back now! I was struggling until my brother-in-law came to my rescue.

TICKLEBEAR said...

I went with the original prompt, then gave you a link to an old post that perfectly matches the new prompt.
Life is about choice,
isn't it?!?
:)~
HUGZ

Howard said...

A completely off-topic posting from me this week.

Kathy said...

9:40 a. m. on Saturday and I already feel late at #26!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Everybody, I am finally back! Missed you all so much.

Kathy M.

Jana Last said...

A fun photo of my great-grandma and her sister.

Wibbo said...

I've gone for one of each!

Karen S. said...

Hello- here I am on Saturday and late again! Hahahah- nah I know we can post all week, once Tuesday arrives- and this week, what adorable little sweet girls you posted. They do look like prized friends!

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Monica T. said...

Hi, I'm joining in here for the first time today. Sorry, I managed to double-post my entry, forgetting from which blog account I was supposed to be posting (I keep my family history blog on a separate account from my other blogs).

Carte Postale said...

Pesky children and all that dirt...a pamphlet from the 1920s comes to the rescue!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

thought I linked on but must not have done something right, comment gone too...so here again and thanks for the hint that I was missing

Kat Mortensen said...

All caught up, I think!