Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Sepia Saturday 155 : 8 December 2012


It is true to say of my old family photographs - and from what I have seen over the years, the same is true of most other Sepians (I love that word but it was invented by Ticklebear and not by me) - that photographs from the first half of the twentieth century either feature one's relatives in their Sunday best, or in their overalls. Well so often in Sepia Saturday we have turned our spotlight on the Sunday finery,  so this week I want to focus the spotlight on the humble overalls (and, workwear of all types). Now regular Sepians who are members of the Royal Houses of Europe - and there are several of them, aren't there your majesty? - may have trouble finding a working relative, but I suspect the rest of us won't find it too much of a challenge. And you can always interpret my archive theme image - which is from the collection of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia - in any way that you want to. All you need do is to post your post on or around Saturday the 8th December 2012 and add a link to the list below.

And as we approach the festive season, the advanced warning of what is to come might be particularly useful. As usual, I have made SS157 a Christmas Call rather than focussing on a particular day so people can have maximum flexibility during this busy time. The normal weekly Sepia Saturday service will resume with SS158 on Saturday 5th January 2013. Here are the next two archive images :



But all that is in the future. For the moment, roll up your sleeves, put your overalls on and get working hard with your contribution to Sepia Saturday 155.



31 comments:

irisheyes jennifer said...

My kingdom for a sepia image of an ancestor in overalls!! Searching, searching. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheers,
Jennifer

B. Rogers, Alchemy of Clay said...

Office folks in the 50s...this is how they dressed!

Dakota Boo said...

I'm early and on theme again this week. Overalls used inthe 50's/60's in the car and road industry.

caijsa said...

Today it's Finland's 95th birthday, and I will tell a short story about my husband's uncle who fell in the WWII.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Loved this subject matter! A couple of pics with peeps in overalls and some advertising brochures to boot, that is what my post is about.

Kathy M.

Little Nell said...

Please accept my apologies for my absence over the next couple of weeks. I will be travelling to UK tomorrow for my Dad's funeral, and there will be lots to do thereafter. I hope to still visit if I can, but if not I'll be back as soon as I can. Thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments on last week's post about Dad, and to all the SS Facebook crowd too for your support; it really is appreciated.

Kristin said...

A Christmas trip to St. Louis in 1975 and I'm wearing overalls.

Boobook said...

Great subject this week. I look forward to seeing the other photos.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I found myself glued to Google running down ideas inspired by this photo. I was surprised at how few photos I had of anyone in my farming family wearing overalls and we're the farthest thing from royalty,

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I found myself glued to Google running down ideas inspired by this photo. I was surprised at how few photos I had of anyone in my farming family wearing overalls and we're the farthest thing from royalty,

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I found myself glued to Google running down ideas inspired by this photo. I was surprised at how few photos I had of anyone in my farming family wearing overalls and we're the farthest thing from royalty,

Alan Burnett said...

The new computer is up and running and all the house guests are gone. It is a Sepia Saturday return for me.

Wendy said...

Mine is short and sweet. You might be tempted to adjust your screen, but it's not necessary.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

This image led me down several paths. I was glued to Google for a couple of hours but I ended up in my own closet with my former "work clothes". Like others posting, I know there's a photo of one my relatives in overalls, but cannot find one anywhere. Great inspiration here.

Bob Scotney said...

Some shots from Norway and elsewhere.

Mike Brubaker said...

I have a very interesting story about working men's uniforms, and for extra credit I've thrown in a special perfect photo from the family archives.

Peter said...

Despite our Saint Nicholas celebrations I managed to finalize my contribution of this week. It is about..., well read for yourself.

Titania said...

Something blue, but certainly not a wedding.

Howard said...

Off-topic again from me this week, but a good postcard nevertheless

Deb Gould said...

Not quite overalls, but close enough!

Doug Peabody said...

Not much of a match this week with the theme photo, but this is a post I have had "in storage" for a while. Cool story.

whowerethey said...

I've got overalls, shirt, tie and bowler hat to boot.

TICKLEBEAR said...

A little something about one of my hometown's landmarks.
:)~
HUGZ

Tattered and Lost said...

Away for several weeks, I'm glad to be back.

I've got the overall thing covered.

Mike Burnett said...

I think, over all, it is about overalls

Peggy Jones said...

Well I found a photo of a relative, a female teacher who never wore overalls but her students were a different story.
QMM

Jana Last said...

A cute photo of my dad and his siblings. He and his brother are in overalls...different styles, but nonetheless, overalls. Circa 1940.

Wibbo said...

I have a trio of workers but no idea of their occupations :o)

Meri said...

Not exactly sepia and a photo from the 60s (not terribly ancient), but I was moved to do a tribute to John Lennon today on the anniversary of his death.

Monica T. said...

I'm a little late in posting but my contribution is from farm work in Sweden in the early 1900s.

ScotSue said...

Overalls and billboards sums up my father in law - a signwriter, so some images from the family collection.