It is our closest Sepia Saturday to St Valentine's Day, so what better prompt picture for Sepia Saturday 164 (post your posts on or around Saturday 16th February 2013) than a picture of ...... a tortoise. You might think it is strange the way the human mind works, but when I was young I was very fond of tortoises and turtles. So it turns out was Captain D Michelson of the Australian 2/2nd Battalion, for here we have a picture of him with the regimental mascot - Tim the turtle. The photograph dates back to March 1940 and forms part of the Australian War Memorial Collection on Flickr Commons. If you are looking for a theme for SS164 there are tortoises (or turtles), pipes, watches and all sorts of other things in this picture. You might also want to go with a wartime theme or a pet theme : or with whatever theme you want. Just post your old picture, say a little about it, and link the post to the list below.
But before you race off to put your post for SS164 together, you may want to have a sneak preview of the next two theme prompts.
165 23 February 2013 : The photograph is called Group Portrait Of An Unknown Family. We all have some unknowns in our collections and this is their special week.
166 : 2 March 2013 : A photograph of a worker making paper boxes. You might want to go with workers, machines, paper or boxes ... or with whatever you can find in the picture.
Before I finish, can I take this opportunity of recommending a visit to our Sepia Saturday Facebook Group with its two new Joint Administrators - Ticklebear and Marilyn. Now back to this week. Make haste, don't be late, post your post for Sepia Saturday 164.