Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Sepia Saturday 162 : 2 February 2013



I am sure we have had bicycles before on Sepia Saturday, but there again we have had most things before. The skill - as old Sepians know too well - is to search through the Theme Image in order to find some connection to your own featured archive image. With this weeks' picture - Western Union Messengers, Danville, Virginia  (1911, from the Flickr Commons collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts - you might want to go with bicycles, or young lads with caps on their heads, or that wonderful lettering on the wall. This is Sepia Saturday and you can go where you like : just post your post on or around Saturday 2nd February 2013 and link to the Linky List below.

Searching through images looking for inspiration takes time, and therefore here is a sneak preview of the next two Sepia Saturday Archive Images:


163 9 February 2013 : Snow, snow and more snow. But there is also lamp-posts, long coats and those ubiquitous barrels again.


164 16 February 2013 : Let's slow things down to sepia speed. There are tortoises, pipes, watches and all sorts of other things in this picture.

There we are, that is what is around the corner. Before you get to the corner, why not jump on your bike and pedal on over to the Sepia Saturday Group on Facebook ; there is always plenty of activity and discussion taking place there. 



Wherever your bike ride takes you, make sure to post your post for Sepia Saturday 162, link it to the list below and get around and visit as many of the other Sepians as you can manage. 


39 comments:

Mike Burnett said...

Busy weekend coming up - early Posting

Bob Scotney said...

All this cycling has tired me out.

Brett Payne said...

Not much room on my bicycles for riders.

Peter said...

I'm online. Spread the word!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Again my interests fly in a different direction from Alan's.

Postcardy said...

My post is about pneumatic mail tubes. Pneumatic tubes have also been used to carry telegrams and other things.

Boobook said...

Like Mike I have a busy weekend ahead so had to get this done now or never.
It's off to school this week.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Somewhere I have a great picture of my father as a paperboy but can't find it. I still haven't got a good system for organizing and retrieving the few sepia photos I have. As usual, one thought leads to another and I rambled my way to the Superbowl in New Orleans decades ago. So goes the undisciplined brain.

Lovely's Blot said...

Uniforms for me!

Hazel Ceej said...

I miss Freddie Mercury!

Jackie van Bergen said...

My brother used his bike as a protest!

tony said...

I still have to catch up on comments this week (i will over the next 2 days)But Ive posted earlier in order to report on The Sepia Awards today.

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

Hi...I am new...I just added my new blog and may try to contribute further to Sepia Sautday in the future.

Everyone.......feel free to leave constructive criticism and advice please.

Gill Edwards said...

am still waiting to be accepted on the facebook group :(

Wendy said...

Bikes and flirtation await.

Alan Burnett said...

Due to a business meeting yesterday afternoon I am still seeing double. It is all the fault of Tony Zimnoch. My post, however, is up.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

I made an easy post this time, just a picture of some other boys wearing hats at work. I might be get a bit slow in visiting you, as we my daughter and grandson are coming to spend the weekend with us, but I will catch up as soon as I can.

Kathy M.

Mike Brubaker said...

Another perfect theme photo to introduce the story of a boy, a hat, and a stick.

Gill Edwards said...

happy to be taking part again, lots of things to choose from and i had fun with my theme.

ScotSue said...

I had no bicycle photos so broadened the theme to look at how our ancestors got about. It is great to see so many bloggers taking part in Sepia Saturday, though I must admit I have trouble keeping up with all the contributions.

Dakota Boo said...

I'm re-cycling and old cycling blog post this week.

TransDutch said...

Found a couple photos of my maternal grandfather I thought might be appropriate this week.

Doug Peabody said...

No bikes for me this week but a bike might have crossed on this structure even today.

whowerethey said...

My tiny great grandmother and her giant bicycle are featured this week!

TICKLEBEAR said...

On theme and a short one at that!!
But with a Montreal flavor.
:)~
HUGZ

Eugenia O'Neal said...

New to Sepia Saturday so 'hello' to all! Will try to get around to as many of you as possible throughout the day!

viridian said...

More boys working and a comment on child labor.

Kristin said...

I got my post up. another mystery photo from the box of Cleage photos. There is a girl on a bike and bits of a sign. I feel so hopelessly behind in my commenting. One day I will catch up.

Wibbo said...

A family snap this week - lads in caps.

Karen S. said...

Yes! A great photo for this week's theme Alan, and while staying on theme, it gave me some ideas for next week, so who knows what may come of that! A warm welcome to all our new blogging friends at Sepia too- and thank you Alan (and Kat) for keeping us alive here at SS to share the past!

Peggy Jones said...

Welcome to all the new entries. My only photo of a bike is not very old, almost 40 years, but an important time in our lives and that is what it is all about.
QMM

Monica T. said...

I found two photos of my dad in his boyhood, one with a tricycle rather small for him and one with a bicycle a bit big for him...

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I really thought I was way off topic this week but I stretched to a tiny link.

Alex Daw said...

I have tried...as my Latin teacher used to say, I am very trying....

Emma Major said...

a brilliant photo, really inspired me, thanks

anyjazz said...

Bicycles. That was easy.

Sherri said...

Hope I'm not too late.

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

Sorry, put the link in twice for last week,can't persuade Mr Linky to remove it.

Nigel

Deb Gould said...

I'm back!!! After a month of a non-functioning blog, my access has reappeared, so here's some snow-related stuff for you to look at!