Our Sepia Saturday Archive Picture Prompt this week comes from the collection of the New York Public Library and features a group of children avidly reading their books following a talk about books by the staff of the Library. The picture dates back to the 1920s (note : there is not a Kindle in sight) and offers a variety of potential directions for Sepia Posters to take (books, reading, kids, libraries, ridiculous check jackets ... or whatever). The only instruction, as usual, is to post your post on or around Saturday 17th November 2012 and include a link on the list below.
Now I know we had a reading prompt fairy recently and you may think that the Sepia Saturday archivist has once again lost the plot (especially as there was a strikingly similar image previewed for SS153). And you would be right. However, I have swallowed a couple of those little yellow pills and things seem much clearer now. Therefore I have decided to withdraw the prompt image for SS153, replace it with a new one, and forget the whole episode ever happened (I suspect I need a holiday). So here is a preview of the next two Sepia Saturday prompts for those who like some advanced notice of the confusion to come.
You can, as usual, read into those two images exactly what you want to, but don't start reading until you have completed your submission to Sepia Saturday 152. Now, are you sitting comfortably?
Children always make such a good subject, I used a picture of my grandaughter, Katie Rose for this week's prompt.
Wonderful! I can work with all THREE if these images!( Not all at once, of course.)
I should be early this week since I have a photo I have wanted to share for some time that fits ideally.
Sorry Wendy, I have posted it now. I told you I needed a holiday!
Hi, Alan - I love the picture of the two girls (sisters?) for the week of the 24th Nov. but what happened to the earlier image for the 24th fatured in last week's preview i.e. the 1940's family sitting down at the tea trolley - my brain was buzzing with possible postings from teatime, soldier photograph, reading the news, etc. I was planning on getting ahead on this. Have I missed something somewhere?
Hi Sue, when I put the previews for 152 and 153 next to each other I realised they were very similar and therefore I changed the one for next week. But by all means follow the earlier prompt image if you like.
I have an old photo postcard of people "reading."
I love libraries so this was inspiration on many levels. Hard to choose just one. Thanks for making such thought-provoking selections.
I have some old textbooks. But now that doesn't sound as exciting as Tahir Sumar's Hot Bollywood girls. Spam arrives at Sepia Saturday, I see.
Oh dear, I have removed Tahir's comment and now people will not know what Wendy means! Not to worry, Tahir, I have noted your comments and promise I will include Hot Bollywood Girls as a theme for a future Sepia Saturday. Knowing all my Sepia friends I suspect I am going to be inundated with old photographs of Bolloywood Girls over the next few days. What must be, must be!
In the meantime, my contribution for SS152 is up.
A photo of my high school mother writing while others in her study hall appear busy. There is even a checkered jacket in the bunch.
Have you got a library card?
Libraries are my favourite places, here is one with a twist to it.
Love libraries and bookshops. But finding an appropriate picture to suit the occasion...
I've stretched the theme just a little bit ... but I'm early, and I'm in.
I got the boy, but that's about it. :-)
I've taken a trip through a few books I had as a young child.
Libraries...we all love 'em!
My post has a library in it I think.
I love libraries too, especially a little history of a famous one.
I am a lover of books and libraries but I am not on that theme because I have no such photos in my stacks...instead...well, look & see
A kid, [moi], in my school pics,
and a coincidence that practically makes me a themer even despite myself...
Life is funny that way!!
Almost didn't make it today, but then I was surprised at myself for finding one that would make me join :) there's a photo of me at the college department faculty office - two decades ago, in a room with plenty of reference and textbooks. . . Thanks for hosting, Alan! Enjoy your weekend!
Somehow this prompt inspired a migration but ultimately ended up at the library ....
Must be doing too much traveling of late!
I am late as usual but have posted a wonderful vintage photo from my collection. Young woman holding her bible. Have a great weekend everyone.
Not really reading, but there's a book in the photo...
What's in those old newspapers? I've got a photo of my great-grandfather finding out as he sits on the steps of his home and reads a newspaper.
A story of boys and newspapers, and music of course.
I actually made it in on Saturday! And with an on theme photo!
Late this week...here are kids in a modern public library play area.
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