Monday, 6 October 2014

Sepia Saturday 249 : 11 October 2014


It’s difficult to guess what is going on in the above photograph, but we can have fun trying. The picture comes from the TAHO (Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office) via Flickr Commons, and is simpled titled ‘Old Coaches 1900’. Alan is still on his travels, though his mode of transport is somewhat different to the one in our prompt picture. I wonder if he is wearing his sunhat, and will a fellow traveller playfully try to knock it off his head? This is mischief being made by idle hands; the coachmen are waiting for their passengers and a little clowning around is going on for the camera.

No mischief is expected from our Sepia Saturday participants this week. There are any number of themes that can be taken from this picture: coach rides, old transport, roof-racks, luggage, waiting, animated discussion, clowning, cab drivers, or whatever else pops into your head. Of course you don’t have to theme and can simply post an old picture or two with a link back to Sepia Saturday, on or around 11 October. Enter your (direct) link to your own blogpost below and leave us a comment please. Then hop aboard the Sepia Saturday coach and visit other Sepians to see what they made of the prompt; don’t forget to show your appreciation of their efforts with a word or two in their comments section.

Just time to 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 youll be given a warm welcome.
Marilyn 
(aka Little Nell)


For those who like to plan ahead here are the next two prompts:


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



                                                             251: Bobbies, bellies, bums, brushes, beards


And heres a mini-banner for this week to add to your post if you wish.




24 comments:

Bel said...

A blog on old shop transport and an amazing discovery!

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Perhaps I've spent a little too much time looking at my old photos and trying to imagine what was going on? Another excellent prompt full of possibilities.

La Nightingail said...

When an immoveable object meets an irresistible force, watch out!

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

From wagons to Studebakers, and other industrial changes.

Kristin said...

Found a stagecoach on a Western movie set from my grandparents 1950s trip west.

ScotSue said...

From stagecoaches, carts, carters,and a cart horse to wagonettes, a sleigh and blacksmiths - and even some wheels, luggage and caps.

Anne Young said...

I have been absent from Sepia Saturday for a while ... the wife of my 1st cousin 6 times removed was attacked by the London mob while riding in her coach. i don't think she had done anything to provoke them, other than of course riding in a coach - the difference between rich and poor must have been immense and very obvious.

Jo Featherston said...

Inevitably the waggons had to stop rolling with the advent of both the motor vehicle and what was known as the 'iron horse', but first they took a photo :-)

boundforoz said...

The family's use of wagons and horses this week.

Wendy said...

Cousins on the side of the road

Little Nell said...

I’ve been taken for ride this week.

Postcardy said...

I have postcards, images, and videos of Wells Fargo stagecoaches.

Karen S. said...

How about taking a trip? My post is just about that, as we tour Fredericksburg, VA.

irisheyes jennifer said...

My post entitled, 'Clip, clop & clatter: A driving life in Dublin' will be up tomorrow (Saturday), and is a reflection on the working life of my paternal great-grandfather.

Cheers,
Jennifer

Bob Scotney said...

My favourite dead tree got me started this week.

genepenn said...

Some animated discussions while driving a horse or two. My final post for a month or so as we are travelling. Saved these few pics before we left.

Mike Brubaker said...

A special story about traveling from me this weekend.

Lorraine Phelan said...

Some old horse photos from our albums.

Tattered and Lost said...

Not on theme, but possibly a place for a weary traveler to stop.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Bushies and their 20th century steed.

Dara said...

For first time participating, I've chosen the themes 'Horses and Mischief'.

Kerryn Taylor said...

Horses and carts in my family photos

Doug Peabody said...

I'm late with this post. Sorry I had a lot to reflect on this week. :)

Alex Daw said...

Sorry - a bit of a sad journey today...I never know where my photos are going to take me.....