Monday, 18 February 2013

Sepia Saturday 165 : 23 February 2013


Out theme image for Sepia Saturday 165 comes from the Flickr Commons collection of the Australian National Maritime Museum and is entitled "Group Portrait of an Unknown Family". All lovers of old photographs are familiar with unknown people, unknown families and unknown places, we all have them in our collection, and Sepia Saturday 165 provides an opportunity to give them their moment in the limelight, not because of who they are but because of who they may be. Just post your post on or around the 23rd February 2013, add a link to your post on the Linky List and don't forget to try and visit as many other Sepians as you can fit in.

And here is our preview of the next two Sepia Saturday theme images :


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.


167 : 9 March 2013 : Nominated by Sepian Kathy Matthews, this photograph might want to make you take a paddle steamer down a river ... or interpret the writing on the photograph itself.

Please note that the theme image for SS167 was nominated by regular Sepian, Kathy Matthews. I would welcome suggestions for future image prompts from all Sepians, but remember, our prompts are images rather than subjects. Just send me a link to a suitable image : the only qualifications are that it should be copyright-free (either your own image or from one of the on-line copyright-free collections listed on our Facebook Group page and large enough to make a suitable web image (800 x 600 pixels or more). Let me have your suggestions either as comments on this blog or via our Facebook Group.


Enough of all that : let us now turn our attentions to those we don't know. Who knows, someone out there might recognise them.

40 comments:

irisheyes jennifer said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration! I look forward to participating next Saturday. I just love trying to puzzle out exactly who an unknown might be in a family photo. Like many others I've spent plenty of time looking at old images and saying 'Who is that guy/girl/baby/family?'

Cheers,
Jennifer

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

A picture of the Sahara Peace Choir, because it's posed, and we were strangers before coming together to sing.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

I have posted several this week. I think that my Grandpa Ben and Uncle John are in a few of them, but who are the rest?

Thanks, Alan, for posting the pond photo for the week after next!

Kathy M.

Postcardy said...

No postcards this week, just an unidentified group portrait of women.

Lovely's Blot said...

Busy week this week so posting early. Linda L

tony said...

Early This Week!

Brett Payne said...

I'm early too.

irisheyes jennifer said...

My post won't appear until Saturday, but I hope you'll stop by then and have a peek at 'My own Who-ville'.

Cheers,
Jennifer

Bob Scotney said...

Some family photos for a change.

Little Nell said...

The step family I never knew I had!

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

I still can't read much into this week's photo.

Doug Peabody said...

I've got a classic from the family album this week. Nice prompt Alan!

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

These people seemed vaguely familiar to me.

Boobook said...

The unknown soldier(s).

Wendy said...

I could "unknown people" every day of the week. But this time I have a good guess.

Rosie said...

Aw, our ancestors, got to love them! They come in all shapes and forms. Of course, we wouldn't be here if it weren't for them.....

Postcardy said...

Is there a way for a non-member of Facebook to link to the Facebook Group or get a list of the on-line copyright-free collections listed on the Facebook Group page?

Mike Brubaker said...

Another excellent thematic photo. So from me this weekend another short fiction inspired by an old photograph.

Kristin said...

Some unknown carpet beaters from my grandparents album.They look like they have a story to tell, I don't know what it is though.

Sherri Hessick said...

The hardest part of this challenge was choosing which unknown(s) to blog. I picked a few...

whowerethey said...

Ah, the perfect meme for my site! Who exactly were these people, after all? I have several early snapshots of a family from somewhere, early 20th century, location and names unknown.

L. D. said...

Wow, look at all those in front of me. I thought I was just about on time but yes there are a lot of early ones.

Tattered and Lost said...

To Anonymous:

Right back at you fool!

Alex Daw said...

Right - I'm done...only I've a lot more work to do it seems but the hunt was quite exciting!

Jackie van Bergen said...

A family photo that has had us stumped for a while but we think we are getting closer to identifying it
And... a cute one of a little boy in shorts and a bow tie (not unknown though)

TICKLEBEAR said...

My spin on the theme this week:
strangers, or estranged?
:)~
HUGZ

Alan Burnett said...

A chance to introduce my recently discovered Auntie Dorothy to you - unknown no more. And if you believe that you will believe anything. We are "having people" today so it will be tomorrow before I get chance to visit other Sepians.

Gill Edwards said...

great photo and theme this week, happy to join in once again

Gill x

Emma Major said...

I was really struck by the look on the little boys face and so I've written a poem to accompany the photo from the photographers perspective http://llmcalling.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/sit-still-and-smile.html

Joy said...

Which unknown to pick, well at least I found out a teeny bit more by this prompt.

TICKLEBEAR said...

@ Postcardy:

As [temp] admin of the Facebook group, my question is:
Why don't you join in?
It's FREE, and it's fun.
Think about it.
Since you seem to already know so much about us anyway...
:)~

ScotSue said...

A mystery photo identified - after 12 years! Plus some celebrations of families together.

Kathy said...

I hoped to be early, but instead am #43 because I got sidetracked. Sepia Saturday taught me to look closely at my photos and that led me to a clue this week and for that I am thankful!

Karen S. said...

Wow Alan, it's still Saturday morning and I'm in the 44th spot! You have an amazing following- and this theme really is a favorite of mine. Thank you!

Wibbo said...

An unknown Victorian father and his children is my offering this week. Am I late or is everyone else early? ;o)

Postcardy said...

I posted 4 days ago and just was told my link didn't work. I added a new link that works.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Gosh, the list grows and it grows!

I was going to opt out of this one but came across two real photo postcards of my father.



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Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

I'm back after taking a short break!

Mike Burnett said...

I know this is the wrong way round, I lazily didn't comment earlier but it has been such a good week, I had to make a comment at this end after reading all the postings. There are some great images out there and great stories waiting to be told.