Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Sepia Saturday 214 : 8 February 2014


Welcome one and all to Sepia Saturday 214. Before I get to the main theme, let me start with a catchy little overture. Regular Sepians can ignore this as they will have heard it all before.

Sepia Saturday is an anarchic place with no rules but one or two customs and conventions. We are a group of bloggers who enjoy old photographs. We don't define what old is, and over the years we have shared photos from the mid-nineteenth century and photos from the mid nineteen-nineties : and all points in-between. We normally like to add a few words of explanation or description but the precise balance between images and words is entirely up to individual bloggers. Each week we have a theme, but the theme is open to any amount of interpretation, or it can be totally ignored and replaced with any old photo you may want to share. Once you have posted your post on your blog you add a link to the weekly Linky List and that will encourage other Sepians to visit your blog and comment on your post. We would encourage you to also visit the blogs of other Sepians and comment on their posts but we realise that it is not always possible to get around to everyone.

That is the end of the overture (which hopefully new Sepians found useful) so we can now move onto the main movement. And our theme image this week features a concentrating pianist, and an enthusiastic observer. The photograph comes from the Library of Congress collection on Flickr Commons and shows Julia Culp and C Von Dos. But you don't have to go with the obvious : as with most old pictures there are a multitude of potential themes there (I rather like the picture within a picture possibility). All you need to do is to decide which old photograph(s) you are going to feature and then post your post on or around Saturday 8th February 2014. Then add a link to the list below and let the sepia music begin.

But before the tune gets underway, spare a moment to get a quick preview of the next couple of Sepia Saturday themes:



Sepia Saturday 215 : A busy and crowded street scene in Glasgow


Sepia Saturday 216 : Three men in suits and hats

But back to the present performance. Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce our performers for this evening, playing the Sepia Saturday theme it is Julia Culp and C Von Dos.



26 comments:

Kristin said...

Memories of my piano lessons with photo of piano and Henry with cello.

Rosie said...

My childhood library, an old manse formerly the home of Max Aitken,(Lord Beaverbrook).

ScotSue said...

Musical memories of playing the piano.

Bob Scotney said...

As a non-musical individual I have found some pianos.

Postcardy said...

I have a couple of piano postcards.

luvlinens said...

"THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT"

La Nightingail said...

Pianos have come & gone in my life in all shapes and colors.

Jo Featherston said...

No musicians in my family, sad to say, but I did found something,and while looking I also discovered a few more that suit several previous blogs, which some people might care to check out,just for fun.Clearly I need to look more carefully!

Wendy said...

A piano and a little song ~

Lovely's Blot said...

My grandfather's performing days

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

I have a cousin who teaches music at the college level. So I know where the musical talent went in my generation. 12 years of taking piano lessons just didn't do it for me. Here are some interesting letters from late 19th Century, including talk about a piano.

Deb Gould said...

I'm not sure she's "enthusiastic," but she's definitely fascinated!

Little Nell said...

Nothing in my family album, so I went to the art gallery.

Mike Brubaker said...

I posted a very suitable photo of a piano just a few weeks ago.

But I have another even better photo, one that is a gold mine of photo details, and I am using the occasion of Alan's prompt to write a story I've wanted to tell for some time. It is a BIG STORY, even by my standards, but I believe everyone will enjoy it despite the length. Be patient.

It is also only Part 1 and next weekend I will post Part 2.

Jackie van Bergen said...

Just posted while I have internet on my genealogy cruise. I won't get a chance to read others until I get home on Thursday, sorry

Doug Peabody said...

I've posted about one of the greatest "movements" in piano history. lol

TICKLEBEAR said...

Family pictures, for a change, and other what-nots!!

Anne Young said...

A picture of my great grand parents and their piano. I need more practice at dating photos and would be grateful for recommendations about dating costume.

anyjazz said...

There are only a few pianos in the LOST GALLERY.

Alan Burnett said...

Enoch and Miriam manage to squeeze into the theme this week. You can't keep a couple of troupers out of the spotlight.

Anna said...

Great photo, so much detail. I never did learn to play the piano, but did make much noise on the piano of my grandparents' in my post whenever we were up there.

Little Nell said...

I’ve added to, and updated my post, due to some of the comments. Also, I discovered I had a much-loved book (yes a real book - not Wikipedia) which had lots of interesting information.

Little Nell said...

I’ve added to, and updated my post, due to some of the comments. Also, I discovered I had a much-loved book (yes a real book - not Wikipedia) which had lots of interesting information.

Little Nell said...

I’ve added to, and updated my post, due to some of the comments. Also, I discovered I had a much-loved book (yes a real book - not Wikipedia) which had lots of interesting information.

boundforoz said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what piano photos other members have found.

Boobook said...

Sorry kids. Mum's embarrassing you again.