Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Sepia Saturday 184 : 6 July 2013


The image I’ve chosen this week is a little different as it is not a sepia photograph, but it does have an historical context and it pays tribute to a remarkable discovery.  


On this day, July 6th, 1885 Louis Pasteur successfully treated a boy with rabies vaccine.This plaque in Arbois is one side of a pillar dedicated to Pasteur and his achievements. It comes from Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Now, before we go any further, let me state right at the outset that there is absolutely NO need to try and match the prompt picture. It doesn’t have to be a picture at all (see the information box on the right), and we welcome any response. We would just like you to join in and have fun. Many of you do like the extra challenge however, so to get you started, here are my first thoughts on where this prompt may take you: commemorative plaques, memorials, sculptures/sculptors, group portraits, medical science, famous (or not) scientists/doctors, anything French, mad dogs! 

After you've published on your blog, somewhere around Saturday 6 July, don't forget to add the link to your actual post (by clicking on its title within the post and then copying the URL which this generates) to Mr Linky, and then leave a comment below. Please link back to this Sepia Saturday page, and there is a mini-banner to add too if you choose.

Feeling pretty pleased with yourself by now? Share the joy by visiting as many other contributors as you can. If the mood takes you leave them a comment as well; we Sepians thrive on comments, and being a courteous bunch we will try to return the favour.

Not one Sepian told me where ‘caverns measureless to man’ came from in last week’s call. It was of course, Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’. Didn’t any of you have to recite this at school? 

Just time to mention that we have a Facebook group where those genuinely interested in dialogue with other Sepians, are welcome. We share ideas, jokes, picture and give technical support. In fact the prompt for SS 187 came from a thread on that very page. Something else to tantalise you with.

Before you start chiselling away at this week’s challenge, here are the peeks into the next two prompts, to give you some thinking time. 



185: To many of you this is an all too familiar scene just now. Midsummer has past and some of you have yet to  see much of the sun. Sepians are scattered all over the globe however, and whatever the weather where you are you're bound to find some images of umbrellas, parasols, or even bus shelters! Time to run for cover?


186. This fine figure of a woman is either ‘Boadecea or Mother England’ or possibly Britannia. You can choose; or go with armour, helmets, shields, fancy dress, pantomime, theatricals, warlike women or big sticks.
Off you go now and seek some relief  in your search. Happy delving!

Marilyn
(Little Nell)


24 comments:

savethephotos said...

Short and sweet this week, trying to get some photos up that I have purchased recently, only a little bit of info so far that I have turned up on them.

Joan said...

Hope this photo comes thru ok, I had the devil's own time with it.

ScotSue said...

A prompt that was right up my street!

Little Nell said...

I had a lot of problems with blogger whilst writing this and almost published in panic. I hope it works. If it does you'll read about a remarkable man!

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

Ooh La La ! These photos are getting harder each week.

Brett Payne said...

Looking forward to seeing how everyone interpreted the image prompt this week.

Postcardy said...

I have some relief sculptures (and a history lesson).

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I love verbal equations and got a chance to use one this week. There's so much one could write about L.P.

JHistorian11 said...

Nothing that fits this week's prompt much, but a little something in honor of July 4th!

Jackie van Bergen said...

I managed to find plaques AND 6th July 1885 - in reference to my great grandfather's first cousin.

Wendy said...

I have Spanish American War medals.

Kristin said...

No plaques or medals. Dr. Evans giving Malcolm X a shot after his house was fire bombed in 1965.

Mike Brubaker said...

Back from my holiday with a photo post that isn't very close to the theme image, but is at least French and has a boy that might have been bitten by a dog!

Bob Scotney said...

My apologies for last week when I failed to get round everyone's post, I'll try to do better this week - Wimbledon permitting,
I've a plague of plaques for you this week.

Deb Gould said...

Like Bob, I'm exhausted from "playing" all this tennis at Wimbledon...looks like changing of the guard, doesn't it?

Tattered and Lost said...

Another Frenchman to the rescue.

Doug Peabody said...

My post is about a very special bronze relief. Have a great weekend everyone!

Kathy said...

Well it's not what I would normally post for Sepia Saturday, but I'm back.

TICKLEBEAR said...

A local piece about some foreigner...
You can already sense my opinion on the matter, can't you?!?
:D~
HUGZ

PS: a nice piece though...
:D~

Hazel Ceej said...

We recited "A Christmas Carol." I always thought Kubla Khan was a karate film :)

Hazel

Karen S. said...

Great photo Marilyn, so many avenues one could take, but my love for dogs wins!

Alan Burnett said...

Just in time, I made it just in time ....

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

Some sculptural pieces of mine.

Jackie van Bergen said...

I couldn't resist doing a second one this week. Not so sad as the first one - about an exciting find on holidays.