Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Sepia Saturday 174 : 27 April 2013


As more and more people get their news from on-line sources, you could be forgiven for thinking that the days of the traditional newspaper are numbered. But go back just a few decades and those over-sized, finger-inking, arm-aching beasts were the way that we all found out what was happening in the world at large. My archive image this week dates from July 1969 and shows a group of avid newspaper readers. It comes from the Flickr Commons photostream of the Netherlands' Nationaal Archief. If you are theme-following this week you might care to go with newspapers or readers or benches; or you might want to focus on the specific event that was causing all that interest 44 years ago (is it really that long ago!). Wherever you choose to go, post your posts on or around Saturday 27 April 2013 and link them to the list below.

But before take-off, spare a moment to look at the next two Sepia Saturday theme images:


175 :  I know we frown upon smoking now, but earlier generations were frequently photographed with a cigarette in their hands or mouths. If you have no smoking ancestors, there is always vending machines, golden flakes and black cats.


176 : A chemistry lesson takes us back to school for SS176. Schools were such important parts of all our lives and our collections are bound to feature some school-related photographs. Our theme image is bound to get a reaction!

That is for the future. It is time to get back to reading our newspaper and deciding what we are going to do for Sepia Saturday 174. Just take things one step at a time - one small step ...





23 comments:

Rosie said...

Thought I would bring a splash of color for this week's post. Happy Sepia Saturday everyone!

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

Need to get in early as its Anzac Day, April 25th.

Little Nell said...

Which position do you prefer? I've covered a few in this week's post. I'm back for a week or two before going off on my travels again. Good to catch up.

barbara and nancy said...

My post this week deals with getting children to read newspapers.
Nancy

Bob Scotney said...

I'm back with some moon shots.

Howard said...

Not too far off topic from me this week

whowerethey said...

Once again I'm taking just a touch of theme but going in a different direction.

irisheyes jennifer said...
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irisheyes jennifer said...

Thanks again for the inspiration! This week my post (which will show up at 12:05am Saturday morning) is entitled, In the News: Lady Cyclist, Fiery Meteor, & Death from Laughing.

Cheers,
Jennifer

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

I finally found a picture that had SOMETHING to do with the picture of the theme of this week. Only slightly.

Kristin said...

Well, somebody is reading.

anyjazz said...

Park benches. That turned up some photographs.

Mike Brubaker said...

I've got a Newspaper connection this weekend. Musical of course.

Dakota Boo said...

Have gone wildly off theme this week, but hope you still enjoy my little voyage.

anyjazz said...

Sorry about the repeat. I had to fix the link.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hello, Friends!

I finally have a bit to time to participate again. I concentrated on the VW bus shown in the photo prompt.

Kathy M.

viridian said...

No newspapers, straight to the moon for me.

Alan Burnett said...

Nearly late, but not quite. I will call around and visit everyone, but not until I check the football results. I wonder how Leeds and Everton went on?

ScotSue said...

A tale of two newspaper addicts.

Doug Peabody said...

Wow, reading a newspaper so close to traffic. This gave me bloggers block this week, but this photo I found saved the day and a bit appropriate.

Alex Daw said...

Better late than never...thanks for the great meme.

Kathy said...

I'm finally in!

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

It took a while for inspiration to strike but I've added my contribution.