Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Sepia Saturday 261 : 10 January 2015


If you think that our theme image this week is a little, shall we say, "odd"; you should have seen the alternatives! You will recall that I am starting the new year by doing a trawl through the various archives available on Flickr Commons, and this week I have arrived at American National Library of Medicine stream. The only description of the illustration in question is as follows: "Image of a lithograph from Hebra's Atlas, pt. 10, pl. 7, showing a man in red shirt whose face is completely covered in brown hair". Sepians who wish to theme-along can "let their hair down" with this one going with unflattering portraits, beards, hair, lockets, medical conditions or red shirts. All you need to do is to post your post on or around the 10th January 2015 and then add a link to the list below.

But before you start pulling your hair out as you search for a possible match to the hairy man with the red shirt, here is our usual preview of the next couple of Sepia Saturday calls.

262 : The law, trials, photographs with writing on them

263 : Old adverts, horses, carts, strange products

Those are for the future; for now search out that old photograph of Great Aunt Ruth-Annie with the hairy upper lip, or Cousin Colin with the half-hearted beard and join in with Sepia Saturday 261.


14 comments:

Peter said...

I couldn't resist coming back this week...

La Nightingail said...

What stood out to me most in the prompt picture was the poor fellow's nose - appearing almost as a beak.

Karen S. said...

I'm in as well this week, and hoping to keep up with my Sepia posts!

Postcardy said...

I chose human freaks etc. from Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Kristin said...

This week, my sister as an anthropoid and other family monsters.

Barbara Rogers said...

Having several furry faces in my life, whiskers and all...I'm in the meme again!

Sean Bentley said...

Great prompt!!! Wow, I almost got lost in Google Images for this one! Also posted a relevant old poem of mine, as promised.

Wendy said...

I've gone all serious on this one -- another medical condition that you know when you see it: Down's Syndrome.

Sharon said...

Furry Faced Farm Friends for me!

TICKLEBEAR said...

Did someone say "hair raising"?!?
:D

Deb Gould said...

Family photo of Ebenezer, with scraggly beard and amazing hair...

L. D. said...

I hope I can break this record of two postings now. I do want to be here often.

Little Nell said...

A hairy problem solved.

Mike Brubaker said...

I have a special set of postcards to feature for this unusual theme. Is it on target? You decide.