There are none of my uncles or aunts in our archive theme image this week. But there is a lot going on in this hundred year old photograph of the Dughi family store in Raleigh, North Carolina. The photograph is part of the collection of the State Archives of North Carolina which they have made available on Flickr Commons and they inform us that the two gents on the left are Antonio Leo Dughi and John J A Dughi. As I have already suggested, you might want to go with old store fronts, oysters, fruit and veg, barrels, or odd machines on curved legs. Or you may find some other potential theme in there; or abandon themes altogether and go with any old image. The choice is yours and, if the front of Dughi's store is anything to go by, there is plenty of choice available inside. Just post your post on or around Saturday 26th January 2013 and link it to the list below.
Our Sepia Saturday Facebook Group is going from strength to strength and they have asked for a little mini banner which people can put on their sites to direct people to the group. I have produced one, but I am not sure how people will be able to use it to steer people to the Facebook Group. I will throw that question out to that group and hope that an answer emerges.
I have also put together a little banner which can be used to draw attention to the post I wrote last week (or rather, the one I wrote along with Auntie Miriam, which looks at how Sepia Saturday works. As her fans will instantly recognise, the mini banner features Auntie Miriam herself.
Now let us have a look ahead to the next couple of Sepia Saturdays. Here are the next two theme images for those who like to work on them in advance.
162 2 February : Bicycles, lads with caps on their heads ... the writing is on the wall.
163 9 February 2013 : Snow, snow and more snow. But there is also lamp-posts, long coats and those ubiquitous barrels again.
So, there we go. Sepia Saturday - there is so much to choose from. Who needs an oyster saloon when you can have so much fun with old photographs?