Monday 16 January 2012

Sepia Saturday 109 : 21st January 2012

Well hats seemed to get everybody going last week: it was one of our most popular themes ever. In commenting on Jinksy's post, Little Nell suggested a doll theme for Sepia Saturday. It seemed like a good idea to me, so here we are. This delightful 1937 picture was taken by the American photographer Nickolas Muray and is part of the George Eastman House Collection available via Flickr Commons. If you are following the theme - remember, you don't have to - all you need to do is to post your old image and your new reflections on or around Saturday the 21st January 2012 and link to the list below.

Perhaps we could try opening out the theme suggestion for future weeks as well. Why not suggest a theme or two when you comment on this call and I will try and make use of your suggestions in the weeks to come. Just give me a possible theme and I will try and root out an archive image to illustrate it with and that can serve as our call. And I will incorporate a nice big link back to the blogger who suggested the theme.

I have also been busy updating the blogs listed on our side panel and, hopefully, it now incorporates all our current participants. But if I have inadvertently missed you out please let me know and I will correct things as soon as possible. So, that's it, start rooting through your old images and make sure that we have a dolly mixture of a week next week.


Steph said...

I have some interesting ideas for Saturday, although they won't be 'dolls', but maybe childhood in general...

As for future suggestions, looking at my stash of photos, I was thinking:


I hope those help... being a blog about 'ladies', I have to be a bit creative!

I loved the hats theme though- so many interesting takes on it!

Postcardy said...

You must have read my mind--I was thinking a doll theme would be fun.

Wendy said...

I'm ready. I'll be posting on Friday.

Tattered and Lost said...

Alan, such a stunning photo! And a Lenci doll with Mickey Mouse ears! Boy would I like to own that one.

Having a fondness for dolls, I am easily able to stay on theme at both of my blogs, photography and ephemera.

Unknown said...

Thank you for updating the blog list. I have to say that I've got nothing to report about dolls. I do have a photo involving dogs I would like to share sometime. Although it’s not a happy picture, it tells a grim story.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Now that make me go Awwwwwwww! What a sweet pic. 'Could be one of my granddaughters. :o)

Thanks for sharin' Man!

Have a fantastically blessed day!

Alan Burnett said...

Come on people : give me some theme suggestions (thank you Steph for yours)

Linda said...

I was wondering if that was a Lenci! Great theme for us doll collectors. I like the idea of a theatre theme, also the beach, books, snow, factories, memorials, parades, the tropics, carnivals, shoes (I'm fairly new, you may have touched on those themes already).

Rosie said...

My old pictures/postcards are still packed away in boxes, so I thought I would show you the dollhouse I built awhile ago. Happy SepiaSaturday everyone!! Rosie.

Bob Scotney said...

I taken the liberty of extending the doll them to include teddy bears as well.
I'd got for Rob's suggestion of dogs. You might try wildlife too.

Kristin said...

Post that has a doll and foretells the future.

Little Nell said...

As this week’s theme was my suggestion I’ve done my best to make you proud Alan. I like the idea of theatre/plays/drama a lot too, and I have a couple of dog pictures so I’d endorse that one as well.

Savethephotos said...

Checking in, how about some movie/screen/actors/film stars or film production photos

Bob Scotney said...

I've put up the correct link this time.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Don't let my post title scare you off, you have to read the whole thing to understand. I enjoyed this week's theme.

As far as suggestions for themes, being a newbie I haven't time to look back through all your weeks so sure you have done some of these already, but it wouldn't hurt to repeat some anyway, I'm sure people always have new takes and ideas:

animals, any kind, dogs, more dogs, cats, horses, birds, especially birds, love them!
relationships, any kind
transportation any kind
old buildings
loved the shoe idea

I could probably think of more, but I'll stop now.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Everybody, I am finally back on board. I sure did miss you all. I decided on a three in one post, recycling some of my slideshows, since they will be going extinct very soon. I went off theme on Nell's doll suggestion because I didn't find the picture that I was looking for and changed it to "Little Blonde Girls", lol.

I'll have to think about some themes, it looks like you have a great start to keep us busy for awhile.

Can't wait to visit around and see you all this week.

Kathy M.

Christine H. said...

What a beautiful photo! I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

Unknown said...

Such a gorgeous prompt. It suited me for writing on a snowy day here, this engaged my memories....I hope all is well with blog posts and comments this week...

Alan Burnett said...

My post is up : it's a kind of doll, of sorts. As far as theme suggestions are concerned how about:
- midget submarines;
- three-wheeled oil tankers;
- performing monkeys;
- brown bootlaces.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Anxious to share again this week. I have a photo of my grand aunt & her doll all set for Saturday.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Themes- how about games (board or physical), gardens-flower or vegetable, studio shots using props, picnics, at the kitchen table,national parks??

Who Were They? said...

Alan thanks for including me on your right hand links. I am honored! :-) I have a doll of sorts, a doll of a girl.

-Theme ideas-
Men with facial hair
Women with facial hair?
Children in interesting poses
Circus acts - or the family circus
Ethnic photos
Birthday parties
First communions - I have plenty of these to share!
Famous landmarks
Infamous landmarks?
General silliness

Bruno Laliberté said...

I'm on theme!!
I'm on theme!!
And it is a regular sized post!!
and in response to WHOWERETHEY,
"men with facial hair"...
My hair goes from my chin right down to my toes.
Does it count?

Liz Stratton said...

Surprisingly managed to stay on theme this week!

Future theme ideas:
ladies night out
guys hanging out
picture in a picture
seasonal - winter wonderland, etc.
photography theme - composition, etc.

I missed reading last week's posts so I'm looking forward to a double dose this week. For once I am looking forward to being 'iced' in!

Wibbo said...

Double dollies - two for the price of one this week!

Mike Brubaker said...

I loved this week's photo as it neatly fit with my submission for this weekend.

All of the suggested themes sound fun, though I will be hard pressed to come up with something for midget submarines. I'm fond of the photos that depict some trivia of fashion, or events. I also like uniforms and group photos, since I have a lot of those.

But whatever the choice, Alan, I continue to remain inspired by all your themes. Thank you.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Rather than suggest themes, I will await inspiration from you.

DougVernX said...

My connection to the theme is a long stretch so I won't even try it. lol Great Sepia Saturday posts!

Jo said...

Hi everyone - just a quick message to say that I am unable to comment on some folks' posts using my Wordpress ID but can sometimes use my Google ID. Not sure what the problem is, but hope it resolves itself. Jo

Joy said...

One of those dolls looks wide awake and raring to go. My first Sepia Saturday so looking forward to going with the flow of the many suggestions.

dakotaboo said...

Another popular theme this week by the look of it. My submission is now posted.

tony said...

I.m Late!!!!!!!

Little Nell said...

I like the boardgames idea - jigsaws, solitaire, etc. We had cards once before but it could be part of this table game theme. As for your suggestions - be careful what you suggest; you may be surprised how many performing monkeys there are out there (I have one!). And brown bootlaces? Well aren’t they all - well sepia anyway?

Wendy said...

I have not been part of Sepia Saturday for long, so I don't know what themes have been done, but Patricia's post offers some good ideas including Fences and Shadows.

North County Film Club said...

I loved the doll theme, but got my links mixed up and and some of you were linked to my weird art obsession- zentangles. You must have wondered what it had to do with dolls. Thanks for coming, anyway, and even commenting! The right link is there now. How about zentangles as a theme- that would be on a par with miniature submarines. But seriously maybe art from our ancestors would be interesting.