In his excellent Sepia Saturday post last week, CrazyasaCoolfox spoke of tangible history. He was referring to a small corner chair which featured in a couple of old family pictures and which still exists within the family. Such objects that are handed down are tangible history : physical things that provide a direct link to the past. The pictures we feature in our Sepia Saturday posts are also examples of tangible history : objects that were once lovingly handled by distant generations and carefully saved and passed down from one generation to the next. They were saved and shared because it was felt that they said something important. They recorded times of joy or triumph and occasionally times of sadness and loss. The fact that we can still share these emotions today is witness to the tangible nature of photographs as historical conduits. To see what tangible history will be shared this week take a look at the people who are participating in Sepia Saturday Week 24 (Saturday 22 May 2010). To join in the fun simple put a post together based on an old photograph and sign up to the Link List below.
I will be posting late Friday night and will put the link up then.
I just noticed it on networked blogs, through my facebook that you featured my post from last week. I enjoy everyone's sepia posts. You all have such great ideas. Thanks so much for featuring my post.
I love looking and reading about all the old experiences...Now, I must think?..
(What with, I'm blond)
Well...something will come along..
Bless you all.
I'm posting early this week because today the computer will be dismantled for the move tomorrow. I'll be off-line for the next few days or so but look forward to catching-up with all your Sepia posts soon!
Yes, that was a great post by Crasyasa last week. I thoroughly enjoyed the way the chair fit into the whole picture.
Got mine up now; I hope I'm not boring anyone with all this family tree stuff.
Decided to use a picture of a building that was a big part of my childhood days in my home town.
I don't know if people enjoy lists but I just found a list of great greats that just is so exciting. There are dozens of them that go all the way back to Germany. Most of them got on a boat and came over here. I will find photos, of course of something to go with it but I like reading names. I will have to work on it to make it Sepia Saturday quality.
Can't believe it's Saturday already (well nearly). Looking forward to perusing the histories!
I'm back too, having finally finished the (long overdue)first draft of my next novel and posted it off to my editor. My post this week isn't quite Sepia but it's about forty years ago...
I enjoy these posts very much.
I just found out about your blog, and I hope I'm not too late to join in...I love old photos and have plenty of them...
I am also a new follower.
Dear Dave: I only have one or two at the most of old old (1800's old) family photos. I have one of my great great (how many times?) grandfather from Detroit who was a thoractic surgeon. He died at 33 from the same disease he was trying to cure; TB. Sad.I dont know who would have any of these golden oldies in my family. I guess I could find some somewhere. But where did our old family photos go? You'd think we'd have tons! I do however love going to old serendipitious shoppes and finding finds of all kinds and especially the old photos. Up north I got to find one that was so interesting and I still have the lady. She's a native from the SSM area. I wonder what life was like back then; one word: TOUGH! How they did it, they had strong constitution and some load in their boots! We'd never make it; they had soulful brut strength unknown today!
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