Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Sepia Saturday 575 : 19 June 2021

 

Speeding our alphabetical way through the Flickr Commons Photo Archives we reach the letter K and the photographic archives of Keene Public Library. What better way to arrive in Keene, New Hampshire than on a vintage Harley-Davison motorbike. Whether you are balanced precariously on a bike or sat comfortably in a sidecar, you can look out for potential prompts in this week's theme image. Once you have found them, add a photo to a post, add the post to the list, and post on or around Saturday 19th June 2021. It's as easy as that.

And so that at the same time you can keep an eye on the road ahead, here are the next two theme images:-






Thursday, 10 June 2021

Sepia Saturday 574 : 12 June 2021

 


We are taking a leisurely stroll through the photographic archives available via the Flickr Commons initiative, and having reached the letter J we have called in on the Jewish Women's Archives. This has provided us with a theme image full of possibilities whether it be radio stations, phone calls, wartime brides or floral ties. As usual, all you have to do is to feature an old photograph of your own, and link your post to the list below on or around Saturday 12 June 2021.

Here are the next two theme images for you to think about.



Friday, 4 June 2021

Sepia Saturday 573 : 5 June 2021

 


A soldier in uniform, looking carefree, a smile on his face, having a final photograph taken before an inevitable descent into hell. We have a name but we don't know the story: perhaps he lived, perhaps he died; almost certainly there will have been scars, both mental and physical. Old photographs are like that - a moment frozen in time and isolated from the joy and the misery, the success and the failure which is life. Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week comes from the Imperial War Museum collection on Flickr Commons. You can follow the theme or ignore the them, the choice is yours. In a wider sense the theme is - as it is very week - frozen moments in lost lives and all our Sepia Saturday posts follow in those footsteps. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 5th June 2021 and add a link to the list below.

Here are the next two theme images - J and K in our alphabetical tour of the Archives - to help you plan your future Sepia Saturday posts.




Friday, 28 May 2021

Sepia Saturday 572 : 29 May 2021

 
Our tour of the archives reaches the letter H and where better to look than the photographic archives of the Museum of Hartlepool. Our theme image this week features a 1920s print entitled "Remaining Belongings"which shows a man and a boy rescuing what remains of their household effects following the Great Timber Yard Fire of 1922. They carry a mattress, a couple of chairs and two framed photographs: emphasising, if ever it needed emphasising for us Sepians, the importance of the saved image. If a fire was to break out up the street now, I would abandon the chair, but quickly disconnect the hard drive with all my collected digital images. What image would you save if fire was heading down the street? Whether it's a saved image, a mattress, or a couple of old chairs, post your post on or around Saturday 29th May 2021 and add a link to the list below.

Here is what you might like to save for the next Sepia Saturday prompt.



Thursday, 20 May 2021

Sepia Saturday 571 : 22 May 2021

 


We are walking down a sepia street this Sepia Saturday whilst celebrating the Getty Research Institute in our alphabetical tour through the great photo archives of the world. The Institute - an international centre for the study of visual culture based in Los Angeles - has a diverse collection of visual resources and a wide range of virtual and real exhibitions and conferences. More information about the Institute can be found on their WEBSITE. As usual, we invite your contributions that are prompted by this week's theme image, based on whatever interpretation of the image you care to make. Just post your post on or around Saturday 22 May 2021 and add a link to the list below.

After G comes H (in the guise of the Museum of Hartlepool) and that is quickly followed by I (the Imperial War Museum). Here is a preview of the next two theme images.



Thursday, 13 May 2021

Sepia Saturday 570 : 15 May 2021

 


An unknown man with a shadow - it could be the title of a 1930s photograph or a philosophical treatise on the state of humanity. You will be glad to learn that it is the former and that it is also our theme image for Sepia Saturday 570. As you may recall, we are taking an alphabetical trawl through the great photo archives of the world, and our theme image this week comes from the Norwegian archives - Fylkesarkivet Vestland. As always, you can do with the theme what you will - just do it on or around Saturday 15th May 2021 and add a link to your post to the Linky List below,

Continuing through our archival alphabet, here is what lies ahead.



Thursday, 6 May 2021

Sepia Saturday 569 : 8th May 2021

 


Man in a raincoat stood outside a tent - now there is a Sepia Saturday prompt for you. You can go with people standing, raincoats, tents .... or you could go with potential assassins! This is Lewis Payne Powell who was part of the group - under the leadership of John Wilkes Booth - who plotted to assassinate the President, Vice President and Secretary of State of the USA in 1865. If you don't have any assassins in your family archives, you might want to share whichever old photograph this theme image makes you think of. Just post a post on or around Saturday 8th May 2021 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for the plot to thicken, you might want to take a look at what lies ahead for Sepia Saturday participants.