Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Sepia Saturday 220 : 22 March 2014


Our sepia friend Postcardy suggested statues and monuments as a theme for this week and also pointed us in the direction of this 1914 photograph of the Jefferson Statue in Columbia (which is taken from the Library of Congress collection on Flickr Commons). Photographers of all ages and all times have always been drawn to statues : there is nothing like a mounted equestrian hero or a stone-clad voluptuous heroine to get the camera shutters clicking. So for Sepia Saturday 220 (post your posts on or around Saturday 22 March 2014) all you have to do is to highlight an old photograph which in any convoluted way fits in with the theme image and tell us a little about it. Post your post, link your link, visit your visitors and help make Sepia Saturday a monument to blogging nostalgia.

But before you adopt a frozen stance for eternity, take a look at what is around the sepia corner for the next couple of weeks:


221 - 29 March 2014 : Floods, water, the weather, floating cars, sepia skies : the choice is yours.


222 - 5 April 2014 : Our image features a couple of guys who look like they live dangerously. So our theme could point you in the direction of dangerous activities of all types

Such things are for the future. It is now time to look out all those monuments to a sepia age.


25 comments:

Jo Featherston said...

Not trying to be first, but I'm away for a few days from early tomorrow, so here's my contribution which I hope you enjoy, including several links.

La Nightingail said...

We don't have any statues in Soulsbyville, soooo . . .

Postcardy said...

I have postcards of Abraham Lincoln statues.

Boobook said...

The story of a bridge, with a statue in the picture as well. Or vice versa.

Brett Payne said...

Statues, impressive facades ... is that enough?

Rosie said...

A little piece of Atlantic provinces notables.

Wendy said...

No statue, just some family memories that came to mind when I saw the statue of Thomas Jefferson.

Sharon said...

More colour photos than sepia this week!

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

...completely off theme, yet perhaps animals and kids standing like statues? These are thoroughly modern photos in my more recent archives, not sepia at all.

Bob Scotney said...

No sepia, but the statues and their subjects are old.

Deb Gould said...

Nine statues, really...you'll see!

Kristin said...

The old Detroit County building. Photos taken by Henry Cleage about 1949.

Alan Burnett said...

Photography makes statues of all of us. My thought for the day.

Mike Brubaker said...

My offer this weekend is a mystery statue with trombones.

ScotSue said...

A theme right up my street, with Presdients, leaders of men and sporting heroes commemorated in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

Doug Peabody said...

Step on over to my blog for a luck pair of shoes!

Alex Daw said...

Statues galore!

boundforoz said...

The song came first and the statue followed - The Road to Gundagai and its dog sitting on a tuckerbox

luvlinens said...

My contribution is a weird procession that doesn't move.

Tattered and Lost said...

Statues from someone else's memories. I've never seen them in person.

Little Nell said...

I joined the Merry Men for this post.

Karen S. said...

I almost didn't get in this round, but then I was attacked by a dose of adventure and presto, I'm in too!

irisheyes jennifer said...

Thanks Postcardy for the inspiration photo! Sorry everyone that I'm very late to the party, but I hope you'll stop by to see what from my childhood has been my Dublin obsession, the wingéd angels of the O'Connell monument. Cheers,
Jennifer

Dakota Boo said...

Picked up on the statues theme this week with a few vintage postcards of London's statues.

Jackie van Bergen said...

Better late than never! Too busy celebrating my brother's 50th birthday interstate.