Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Sepia Saturday 186 : 20 July 2013



What can you say about this week's Sepia Saturday theme image? Well quite a lot I suppose, but I am too much of a coward to say most of it. Therefore I will simply leave you with the words of my co-administrator, Marilyn, for it was her choice after all : "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". Personally I find the prospect of a warlike woman with a big stick pretty terrifying, and if you do too you might want to join me and make sure your sepia post is posted on or around Saturday 20 July and linked to the list below. The picture, by the way, is taken from a glass plate negative in the collection of the Powerhouse Museum and shared with the world via Flickr Commons.

Here, by the way, is a sneak preview of what is coming in the next week or two :


187 : This theme originated from an idea by Wendy, Kathy, Martha, Marilyn and others on the Sepia Saturday Facebook Page. Bibles, books, and all manner of old family keepsakes could fit in with this theme.


188 : A tall ship, a small lighthouse, and a windmill feature in this 1900-ish photograph of Littlehampton. But there are also cycles, ladies with hats and men with caps.

But now we need to concentrate on old Boadecea, otherwise she might hit you with that big stick of hers.


24 comments:

ScotSue said...

I am quick off the mark this week. Just as well - for the day after I downloaded my personal photographs, I hit computer problems and cannot access photos stored on my external drive. Let's hope it is sorted for next week's prompt!

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

Too hot in England to do much this week !

Little Nell said...

A bot of pagaentry from me.

Jackie van Bergen said...

I've gone with 4 generations of my crazy family in fancy dress - and I still have more photos!

Wendy said...

Crossing the line ....

Boobook said...

Small-town entertainment

Bob Scotney said...

Spell check could not cope with my post this week. Rather ironic this as the name Boadicea is the result of a transcription error hundreds of years ago.

The Silver Fox said...

It's been a while since I made a Sepia Saturday entry. Hope I haven't lost my touch.

whowerethey said...

I had a hard time photographing the framed family portrait for this week. Hope you like it!

Mike Brubaker said...

This weekend I am off the Sepia theme in order to tell the story of the adventures of a remarkable family of musicians.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Great prompt this week! I offer a glimpse into a story of unrequited love.

Titania said...

Easy choice, my Mother Helvetia!

Kristin said...

Helmets, Armor and Negroes With Guns - three varieties of armor.

Alex Daw said...

I'm in - phew! Enjoy!

Hazel Ceej said...

I went with sticks. A nice week to us!

Hazel

diane b said...

Hope competitive sport with a weapon is close enough to a warlike woman.

anyjazz said...

Good prompt! Costumes!

Karen S. said...

Still a bit occupied these days, but I got my post in this Saturday, and shall be visiting others after dark!

Doug Peabody said...

It's a late post for me, but as they say, "better late than never!" :)

Alan Burnett said...

Sorry I am late - it has been a rather busy week. But it is never too late for Britannia.

Jill Ball said...

I'm also late to the party.

Julie @ Anglers Rest said...

Late linking this week!

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

Pant pant, got my entry in, barely. Just love the combo of your lovely lady in costume and the ones depicted here!

barbara and nancy said...

that video was so cute. the little girl "with the stick" sure was walking gingerly, like maybe her hat would fall off. Very funny.
Nancy