|JoséOrtiz Echagüe (1940) Europeana Collection|
I have never been a fan of fans. Whether they are slats of painted paper or those large metallic jobs that whirr around and threaten to lift your hairpiece into space, I would never volunteer to act as secretary of their fan club. I come from Yorkshire and there are few occasions in life where you are in need of an artificial breeze in these parts. I am not into national costumes either other that the flat cap which is a compulsory part of the uniform in these parts. But this is not about me. It is about all those generations of people captured in our sepia archives. So for Sepia Saturday 242 - post your posts on or around Saturday 23 August 2014 - we are asking you to trawl those archives for fans, faces, national costumes and hidden meanings. So post your post, add a link to the list below, and show what a fan you are of Sepia Saturday by visiting your fellow Sepians.
Before you go off wafting around, you might want to take a look at the next couple of Sepia Saturday theme images.
243 : Running away, escaping the crowds, beaches, steam train, aquarium (domed)
244 : Itinerant entertainers, hurdy gurdy man, unusual pets, monkeying around
Back to the fans (that tends to make you a bit cold). Time to look out your old photos for Sepia Saturday 242.