Monday, 12 August 2013

Sepia Saturday 190 : 17 August 2013

Unidentified group seated on lawn, c.1900-1905. Lantern slide (83 x 83mm) by unknown photographer. 
Image © and collection of Brett Payne.

Summer means picnics and there are plenty of themes to choose from here, if you are an SS themer (not compulsory). You can home in on the details: teapot, primus stove, chicken, straw hat, blanket, shy girl, garden, or just delve into your albums for a picnic-pic. I asked regular contributor Brett Payne, for permission to use this image, when I spotted it in his response to SS 185. We're keen to use Sepians' own images as prompts where possible, so if you have one you think would fit the bill, let either Alan or me know. We used the other image of Brett's from that same week, as a caption competition on our Sepia Saturday Facebook group page. We have a lot of fun there too and we welcome requests to join from Sepia Saturday contributors.

When you've published your post on your own blog, somewhere around August 17, 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. 

Complete this whole enjoyable experience 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.

Now before you break open the ginger beer and uncover the cold meats, whet your appetite first with a few hors d'oeuvres. You can chew over these in the coming weeks.

Marilyn
(aka Little Nell)




191 : A man and his sisters, his two wives, or is it one of each? Groups of three come to mind or how about gloves, shawls, bonnets or penetrating gazes!




192 : 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).

Many thanks Brett for the use of your image; I'll save you a Scotch Egg!



32 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh, the 17th. Perhaps I posted a bit too early?

Rosie said...

I am always intrigued when I see hats, love wearing them myself, my favorites being my berets.

Jo in Melbourne Aus said...

Sorry this is a little early too, but since I've done the post I may as well link it up. We take photos so readily these days, but they are often of little significance compared to the depth of meaning that you can see in older photographs.

Little Nell said...

Early this week as I had an 'office day'. Something to puzzle over.

Boobook said...

I'll be away from home this weekend so my post is early as well. It also means I won't be able to read all the blogs until next week :(

ScotSue said...

I was ready for a cup of tea after writing this. The layout of photos and text looked great on the draft, but for some reason, it went all awry once published and I could not correct it.

Jackie said...

I have linked mine to this photo by a fine thread..... They are in parks!!!!
Jackie
Scrapbangwallop

Postcardy said...

I have some uninvited picnic guests in a park.

Brett Payne said...

As long as I have something wet to wash it down with, Marilyn. Tea, or something a little stronger?

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Nothing like a picnic. I know the ants are in there somewhere.

Jackie van Bergen said...

I think I've ticked every box and could have done so many times over - so hard to choose. I've earned my Friday night drink now!

boundforoz said...

A bush picnic with a tennis game, including chicken wire as my chicken link.

Wendy said...

I hate when I have pictures but don't know the story. Oh well, can't win 'em all.

The Silver Fox said...

No picnic for me... I've posted something I wanted to post two weeks ago!

Bob Scotney said...

I didn't manage to get round everyone last week. I'll try to do better this time. At least, as far as I know, I don't have a picnic to go to.

Deb Gould said...

My picnic shot survived my struggles with Google Chrome. It lets me post now, but changes my typeface automatically and does other unpleasant things. I'm working on it. Happy weekend to all!

Alan Burnett said...

The mistakes of my youth come back to haunt me this week.

whowerethey said...

I went off on a tangent about how I watermark photos and why. What, a Sepian went on a tangent??? How shocking, haha.

Mike Brubaker said...

How about a picnic in the park with a prize winning brass band for entertainment?

Tattered and Lost said...

One of my favorite shots from my collection I gladly share with fellow Sepians.

Doug Peabody said...

This week's post was a picnic. lol

Joan said...

Started off with pretty girls in hats, then ....

TICKLEBEAR said...

Going off on my own tangent this week!! Just a bit of architecture.
:)~
HUGZ

Liz Needle said...

A little short on picnics, but I found a vague connection. Love the ladies in their hats.

anyjazz said...

Picnics are a likely place for the family camera to turn up.

irisheyes jennifer said...

Thanks for the inspiration. My post takes me back to the days long before I was ever thought of, when my parents, grandparents and great-grandparents enjoyed picnicking together.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Beautiful day for a picnic!

Dakota Boo said...

Couldn't find anything picnic related, so went for ladies in hats instead.

Karen S. said...

I couldn't resist posting about picnics!

Kristin said...

A bit late. A cookout, cousin to a picnic.

PattyF said...

Always on a Sunday. Some things never change.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Running late again, my picnics post is a two-for-one with Trove Tuesday.