Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Sepia Saturday 188 : 3 August 2013


Take a look at this 1905 photograph (from the collection of the Library of Congress) of the pier and harbour of the English port of Littlehampton. What you see is a tall ship and a remarkably small lighthouse. Or you might want to focus on the high windmill and the squat little tugboat. So if you want a theme for Sepia Saturday 188 (post your posts on or around Saturday 3 August 2013) you could look for photographs that bring together large and small, or big and little. Or, there again, you could focus on the sea, ships, lighthouse, piers or men leaning against bicycles. As ever with Sepia Saturday, the choice is up to you : all we ask for is an old photo and some new thoughts. Once you have published your post, just link it to the list below and try to visit as many of the other participants as possible to see what their approach to the theme is.

But before you do that, have a quick look at what is in store over the next few weeks on Sepia Saturday.


189 : This picture is entitled "What an amazing contraption!". For SS189 we are asking you to feature pictures of amazing contraptions of all sorts, shapes and sizes. Interpret this as you like.


190 : Over the years we have featured all manner of items of dress - hats, boots and most things in between. But now is an opportunity to look at the humble necktie and the smart suspenders (braces).

But such thoughts are for the future. For now all we are asking is for you to post your posts - be they long or short or tall - for Sepia Saturday 188.



28 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

Despite Blogger being very uncooperative I've still managed my earliest post ever.

Little Nell said...

I'm on an ever-spinning reel this week!

ScotSue said...

All at Sea this week.

ScotSue said...

With apologies - there was a glitch with posting the link to my blog and my second entry is correct - ignore my first entry.

Joan said...

omg, I am afraid I have become infected with Sepia fever. A morning whiled away in the Library of Congress Archives. Is there no cure?

boundforoz said...

That was SO interesting

savethephotos said...

Off topic, bummed I missed the Bibles last week, but mine are buried in boxes anyways so not able to get them on just now. Fantastic new blog idea though!

Brett Payne said...

A coastal caper for me this week.

Jackie said...

Hello I'm the new girl !!!!
This is the first time I have done a link
I have shown life on board a fishing boat in the 1930s
Jackie
http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

Alan Burnett said...

I am another one at sea this week - or rather I was but now I am tied up in port.

Wendy said...

A lazy boat ride sans lighthouses, sans windmills.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Reminds me of the port of Cobh in Ireland. Check on Saturday for my contribution.

diane b said...

An old ship which brought me to Australia

Karen S. said...

Hello, this lovely Friday. Just getting a jump start to a busy Saturday ahead! I'm going off theme for a few weeks to spice things up!

whowerethey said...

No boats, bicycles or water to be seen in my post, but I've tried to theme it in the most tangential way. :-)

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

How about a Confederate Captain of a blockade runner? My great great grandfather, Alexander Swasey.

Howard said...

I have a lighthouse this week, not too far from Littlehampton

Mike Brubaker said...

From me this weekend, a post about navy musicians from 1912.

Doug Peabody said...

i have a post that matches almost everything in that prompt! :)

Alex Daw said...

Under the boardwalk, down by the sea...enjoy!

boundforoz said...

An Australian lighthouse with an unexpected connection ot America,

Jackie van Bergen said...

All my ancestors were 'boat people' - I hope we don't get deported!

Kristin said...

A light house on Lake Michigan. 1956. And a mysterious face in the trees.

Liz Needle said...

Able to work from my collection again this week. I like it best when I can do that.

Boobook said...

Streaming in the old-fashioned sense.

TICKLEBEAR said...

Keeping it very short this week,
as I shall for the next little while.
But I'm on theme!!
:D~
HUGZ

Carte Posale said...

It's been a while since my last contribution! Good to be back!

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Running late again this week! But just had to do respond to SS188