Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Sepia Saturday 218 : 8 March 2014


We have Sepian Wendy Mathias to thank for our theme image this week. It is from a series of images showing the areas in Sydney affected by the outbreak of Bubonic Plague in 1900. Wendy suggests fences, back yards or bubonic plague as possible theme suggestions, but, as usual, the choice is yours. All you need to do is to find an old image - whether it is linked to the theme image or not - say a few words about it, post your post on your blog on or around Saturday 8 March 2014, and then add a link to the list below. And if the search for a matching image leaves you pulling your hair out, you can always get your revenge on Wendy and the rest of us by suggesting a theme image yourself. Just drop me an e-mail with a link to the image you want to suggest (please make sure the image is either one of your own or a copyright free one).

Before you fence yourself in with potential images for Sepia Saturday 218, here is a quick preview of what is to come in the next couple of weeks.

Sepia Saturday 219 - 15 March : Domes, ceilings, arches, significant buildings (Again with thanks to Wendy Mathias)

Sepia Saturday 220 - 22 March : Statues and monuments feature in this theme suggestion from Postcardy and there are chairs and flags there as well.

But now, back to this week. Back in your own back yard. Back to the Sepia Past. 



25 comments:

Jo Featherston said...

Starting the ball rolling this week, before i play around n the backyard any longer.

ScotSue said...

Quick off the mark here. I am trying to keep ahead with posts as I face the mammoth A-Z challenge in April of one p0st per day.

Postcardy said...

I have an advertising card and a photo of a young me in front of a fence.

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

I have backyards and kids, er children, including a biological father (who kind of snuck in with the thatch roof).

La Nightingail said...

I didn't know I had so many photos of fences till I went looking!

Kristin said...

A backyard, glimpses of a wooden fence, 2 men in hats and more without.

Brett Payne said...

Sneaking in by the back door this week

boundforoz said...

Start in the back yard and go out the front door to see what you can see.

Little Nell said...

No last minute posting this week!

Alex Daw said...

The great circle of life....

Bob Scotney said...

You just have to 'go' this week.

Wendy said...

Come play in my yard.

Lovely's Blot said...

Bubonic plague, Europe and China

irisheyes jennifer said...

Thanks for the inspiration image. The image reminded me of what was going on in my great-grandparents' 'backyard', i.e. their neighbourhood, in the year in which Ireland was visited by the Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919.

Jackie van Bergen said...

I found some fences in the time of Australia's polio epidemics and asked my parents their memories of that time.

Anne Young said...

Happy memories of my grand parents' back garden

Doug Peabody said...

I'm left standing on a fence post with this one. Check it out! :)

Boobook said...

Not inner city but it is a backyard.

Tattered and Lost said...

Fences. Don't like 'em, never will.

I am still trying to get around to visit folks from last week. I apologize for being so slow. Life keeps getting the way.

And I still have to apologize to those who have Google + accounts. Curse Google for not letting people without + accounts to make comments.

Sharon said...

It is a long weekend here in Australia and I am not working this weekend so I am very happy to be contributing again.

TICKLEBEAR said...

On this Women's Day,
Grandma in her garden,
circa 1940s.
:)

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, the things that go on behind fences! Nice theme, thank you Wendy!

Mike Brubaker said...

This was a tough theme for me but I found a small photo that sort of fits. Another micro-story.

Joan said...

At least it is not 11:59 pm on March 8th!

Lisa said...

This cue image is fascinating! I guess I don't know that much about Bubonic plague... but I'm guessing the fences couldn't have made much of a difference! But, then... I had no idea there had been a Bubonic plague outbreak in Sydney in 1900! So much history to learn, so little time... Always good stuff to be learned over here!