Monday, 29 September 2014

Sepia Saturday 248 : 4 October 2014


The 4th October is the date in 1941 that Norman Rockwell launched a series of Saturday Evening Post covers depicting Willie Gillis. Rockwell described Gillis as “an inoffensive ordinary little guy thrown into the chaos of war”. Willie made his debut carrying a food parcel and suddenly everyone wanted to be his friend.

No chaos here this week; Alan is on holiday and I’m reasonably organised. All you have to do is choose a theme suggested by the prompt picture: the little guy, parcel from home, food package, followers, magazine covers or whatever else you see. Post your own old images, sometime around Saturday 4th October, with a link back to Sepia Saturday. Enter your (direct) link to your own blogpost below and leave us a comment please.Then off you go to follow other Sepians and see what goodies they have unwrapped in their packages, remembering to leave a thank you note for sharing. Enjoy!

Before I go, I’ll just mention that there is a Facebook group for Sepia Saturday contributors. Why not join us as we have a lot of fun and post some interesting items there. You will need to have posted on Sepia Saturday at least once; then we’ll welcome you with open arms.
Marilyn 
(aka Little Nell)

To whet your appetite for future posts here is a taster of what’s on the sepia menu over the next couple of weeks.


249 : Coach rides,old transport, animated discussion, cab drivers



250:Street traders, artisans, shoes, tools of the trade, mending, hand-colouring

And here’s the little version of the little guy to add to your post if you wish.



19 comments:

ScotSue said...

No berets or food parcels here, but some family stories of camaraderie in war.

La Nightingail said...

A little bit of Ooo-la-la for the gals, here! :)

Kristin said...

Nothing about war but my cousin reading Mad Magazine.

Postcardy said...

I have Norman Rockwell, defense, and military personnel.

Wendy said...

I wrote about a little guy.

Bob Scotney said...

Bits from two magazines.

fredherring said...

New here. Don't have a poem (which would be usual from me) or anything vintage. Now and then I take pictures of toys, though, and that sort of fits the "Little Guy" idea.

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

In my family, siblings have been separated by years, so the youngest was a different son at different times in their lives!

Little Nell said...

It’s a big cover up!

Little Nell said...

It’s a big cover up!

Deb Gould said...

It's those hats! Found a bunch of photos of relatives in crushers...

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I've been gone a while. Rusty. But I loved the Saturday Evening Post.

Doug Peabody said...

My Saturday Evening Post is up! :)

boundforoz said...

Magazine souvenir of the Royal Jubilee 1935. Looking forward to other magazine covers.

Lorraine Phelan said...

Aunt Lena didn't use all of her ration coupons.

Alex Daw said...

Parcels from home

Jo Featherston said...

Back from the UK, just in time I hope, with a memoir from 1953-4.

Jo Featherston said...

Back from the UK, just in time I hope, with a memoir from 1953-4.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Little Nell: Thank you for all the work you put into selecting these wonderful prompts and keeping everything organized. Without you, we're nothing.