Perhaps we ought to introduce advertising to Sepia Saturday as a way of earning a little spending money on the side. And once I had earned it, I could spend it on coffee or custard or chocolate or a nice pork sausage. Our theme image for this week asks you to seek out any adverts in your collection - either up front or in the background - and feature them in your post on or around Saturday 27th October 2018. Whilst you are chewing that over, take a look at what lies ahead.
Monday, 22 October 2018
Monday, 15 October 2018
Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is all over the place. Well, to be quite honest, it is falling down. So if you have any old photographs in your collection that are falling down or leaning over, this is the prompt for you. Just post your post on or around Saturday 20th October 2018 and leave a link on the list below. Whilst you are waiting for the washing to dry - or for the building to fall down - take a look at what awaits you around the crooked bend.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
I am back on-line this week and sketching out a vision of rural bliss. So get onto the back of your horse, pack up your easel and paint brushes, unpack your large hats, and let us head for the fields. Our theme image this week dates back over 140 years and is from the collection of the National Library of Australia. All you need to do is to look for a potential theme, match it with an old photograph of your own, and add a link to the list below. Post your post on or around Saturday 13th October 2018.
Whilst you are sketching in the background to your post, here is what is waiting in the weeks ahead.
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
You must excuse the lack of description or introduction, but my wifi is down and I am hopefully posting this using my mobile phone. If the wifi responds to bribery I will return and tidy this call up. In the meantime here is all you need to know
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Contributions on or around Saturday 6th October
Link to the list below
Here are the next couple of theme images
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
"Once again, it is school photograph time. Let us go outside to the school yard and line up for the photograph: smaller children at the front, arms and legs tied up like trussed turkeys; taller children at the back, sprouting up like supercharged saplings. And don't forget to smile! I know you might have double maths next, I know you find yourself next to the one child you really can't get on with - but at least make it look as though you are enjoying yourself. The best days of your life - that is what your schooldays are. You will be captured for history. You will be able to look back on this photograph when you are older and wiser and a chartered accountant, a painter and decorator, a nurse or - if you are very lucky - a schoolteacher like me. And even further forward in time, people from all over the world may look at this photograph and use it as a theme prompt for their blog posts. What do you think of that?""Please Sir, what is a blog?"
Whatever a blog may be, post an old photograph to your blog that connects in some way or another with our theme image and leave a link to it in the list below. Post your post on or around Saturday 29th September 2018. And if you can't face double maths next, them you can always look at what is next in Sepia Saturday.
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
A much loved car outside a postwar prefabricated house: could anything be more redolent of the early 1950s. The car may not be a new one, but it has been washed and polished until you can see your reflection in it. The photograph contains equal measures of pride and hope - emotions that were equally redolent of the decade in question. As a theme image, you can take whatever element you want from it: be it as solid as a chrome bumper bar or as ephemeral as an emotion. All you need to do is to post your Sepia Saturday post on or around Saturday 22nd September 2018 and add a link to the list below. Before you reach once again for the chamois leather, you might want to take a look at what lies ahead. And don't forget - the full list of theme images for the rest of the year is now available/
Here is a preview of the Sepia Saturday theme images for the coming quarter. Feel free to follow or ignore each theme at will.