Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Sepia Saturday 462 : Saturday 23 March 2019


We are dancing along this week with a somewhat odd couple - the girl on the left is brewery heiress Grania Guinness, and the main on the right is Australian actor Cyril Ritchard. The story behind their odd pose has been lost, but that doesn't matter because they are inviting you to share you old photographs: whether they be of dancing, odd poses or anything you like. All you need do is to post your post on or around Saturday 23rd March 2019 and add a link to the list below.

Next week brings the last of our theme images based on the Flickr Commons stream of the National Library of Australia.


Our theme images for April are all chosen from a photograph album of unknown origin that came into my possession via the wonders of eBay. Here is a quick preview of our April theme images.








Monday, 11 March 2019

Sepia Saturday 461 : 16 March 2019


Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is an energetic affair with arms, limbs and bodies moving all over the place. It comes from the Flickr stream of the National Library of Australia and it features square dancing at Earl's Court Ballroom, St Kilda, Victoria in 1950. All you need to do is to listen to the rhythm, dance along with the beat, take your partner and find a matching photo from your collection. Once you have, include it in a blog post, and post your post on or around Saturday 16th March 2019. Then add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for the music to start, take a look at what pictorial dances lie ahead.





Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Sepia Saturday 460 : 9th March 2019


Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week once again comes from the Flickr collection of the National Library of Australia and has the title, "Nurse reading a book on the upstairs verandah of The Family Hotel in Sheridan Street, Gundagai, New South Wales / Charles Gabriel, between 1887 and 1927" After a title as long and exhaustive as that you might want to lie down and read a book. But before you do so, spend a moment or two looking through your old photographs to see if you have anything to match this theme image. If you have, put it in a blog post and post your post on or around Saturday 9th March 2019 and then add a link to the list below.

And whilst you are having that rest, spare a thought for the next two theme images.







Thursday, 28 February 2019

Sepia Saturday 459 : 2nd March 2019


Here is a little taste of what is on offer at this week's Sepia Saturday. You are invited to add to the menu by bringing along your own creations in the form of your old photographs that ,ay or may not be related to our theme image. All you need to do is to share your image in a blog post, post that post on or around Saturday 2nd March 2019, and then add a link to the list below. And whilst you are waiting for your sepia soup to cool down, take a look at what is to come in the next couple of weeks.






Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Sepia Saturday 458 : 23 February 2019


I seem to be on familiar territory with this week's Sepia Saturday theme image - in the comfortable surroundings of a cosy wine merchants establishment in Paris. The photograph is entitled "Marchand de vin rue Boyer" and is by the French photographer, Eugène Atget (1857-1927). The photograph is held in the archives of the George Eastman Museum and forms part of their Flickr Commons stream. They estimate the date of the photograph to be around 1910-11.

As usual, we invite you to look at the image and find something within it to act as a connection with an old image from your own collections. Let your thoughts flow like fine French wine and share with us some of your best vintage photographs. All you need to do is to post your posts on or around Saturday 23 February 2019 and then add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are sampling a selection of your best vintages, you might want to keep in mind the next two Sepia Saturday prompts.



You will notice that I have been doing a little long-overdue housekeeping on the Sepia Saturday Blog. I have included a new Sepia Saturday header image, and also updated the links to the blogs of Sepia Saturday participants. If I have missed your blog from this list, please let me know and I will add it.


Thursday, 14 February 2019

Sepia Saturday 457 : Saturday 16 February 2019


We have all sorts going on in this week's Sepia Saturday theme images: windows, reflections, women, men, shops .... you name it and you can blog it. The photograph comes from the collection of the George Eastman Museum on Flickr Commons and is by the French photographer Eugene Atget (1857-1927). All you need to do is to come up with your own interpretation of a match and post your post on or around Saturday 16th February 2019 and then add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are window-shopping through your collection of old photographs, you might want to consider the next two Sepia Saturday theme images.



Thursday, 7 February 2019

Sepia Saturday 456 - 9th February 2019


You know what it's like when you get back from holiday - there is no food in the cupboard, the fridge is empty, and for some reason the gas oven isn't working. You have to do the best you can with whatever is available: get a few twigs, light a fire and boil up some privet leaf soup. Once you have had your fill, settle back and try and come up with a match for this week's Sepia Saturday. Whatever you come up with, post it on or around Saturday 9th February 2019 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are looking through your old photos, keep an eye open for potential matches for the next two Sepia Saturday theme images. Here they are -





Monday, 28 January 2019

Sepia Saturday 455 : Saturday 2 February 2019


I am still away - but on my way home by now. Just think of me walking down the street and taking my hat off ready to settle back into my familiar routine. But until I get back I am afraid you are still looking after yourself, so try to come up with a match for this week's theme image and post your post on or around Saturday 2nd February 2019. All you have to do then is to add a link to the list below and look and the next couple of upcoming theme images to prepare for the future.





Monday, 21 January 2019

Sepia Saturday 454 : 26th January 2019


In am still on the other side of the world, so you will have to drive yourself in this weeks Sepia Saturday. Just post your post on or around Saturday 26th January 2019 and add a link to the list below. Here is a reminder of the next two theme images.





Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Sepia Saturday 453 : 19th January 2019


I am away at the moment, so hopefully all the various calls for Sepia Saturday will come up as planned. This week our theme picture shows a street, some wires and a cigarette advert. Sepia Saturday players please match that! Post your posts on or around Saturday 19th January and add a link to the list below. And here are the next two theme images






Thursday, 10 January 2019

Sepia Saturday 452 : 12 January 2019


Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a group of railway workers from Ireland in the 1950s repairing the main line to the south of Ireland after a fire and accident the previous day. The photograph is part of the Flickr Commons stream of the National Library of Ireland. As a prompt, you can follow the line wherever you want to go to, or there again you can ignore the line closure and go exactly where you want to. Just post your post on or around Saturday 12th January 2019 and add a link to the list below.

Here is a preview of our next two prompt images.





Thursday, 3 January 2019

Sepia Saturday 451 : Saturday 5 January 2019


Big and small, smart and scruffy, light and dark, old and new ... contrasts are all the thing on Sepia Saturday this week. The theme photograph was taken in the early 1960s by Colman Doyle and shows the American model, Linda Ward, posing in Winetavern Street, Dublin. The photograph can be found on the Flickr stream of the National Library of Ireland.

However you decide to follow the theme image, follow it on or around Saturday 5th January 2019 and add a link to the list below. Here are the next two theme images, so you can start thinking about them in advance.