On many occasions, Sepia Saturday has sung the praises of the Flickr Commons initiative, where major museums and libraries agree to having their collection of old digital images made available to the general public. There are now almost 100 institutions taking part in the initiative and collectively they have made their vast historical resources available to lovers of old photographs on a copyright free basis. I thought that a good way to celebrate the initiative was to start a trawl through the 97 collections that currently make up The Commons on Flickr, using a random image from each collection as our weekly theme image.
We start the trawl with an image from the collection of the HURON COUNTY MUSEUM AND HISTORIC GOAL which is entitled Turquallah Hut, 1897. The photograph was taken by Reuben R Sallows in the vicinity of Goderich, Ontario, Canada. (More information about the image and the collection HERE). For us Sepia themes, the image might bring to mind bikes, tents, music, flags or hats - or indeed anything else that comes to mind. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 3 January 2015 and link to the list below.
But before you do that, see what was caught in the sepia net as the trawl of Flickr Commons continued.
261 : Unflattering portraits, hair, more hair, lockets, medical illustrations
262 : The law, trials, photographs with writing on them
263 : Old adverts, horses, carts, strange products
That's all for the future. For the first week of the year all you have to do is to get on your bike, play your guitar, sit on the ground, hang out your flag, put on a silly hat ... and generally look pleased with the world.