I did have a feeling that we had once had a picture of a boxer as a Sepia Saturday theme, but after a quick check through the list produced by Kristin Cleage and Marilyn Brindley (and available via our wonderful Facebook Group) I must be mistaken. However, the boxer we have for Sepia Saturday 166 (post your posts on or around Saturday 2 March 2013) is of a different kind altogether because she is a worker in a factory making paper boxes. The photograph is by Lewis W Hine and comes from the George Eastman House Photography Collection which is available via Flickr Commons. Far be it from me to suggest theme interpretations to all the Sepians out there, but boxes, paper, workers, machines and dangerously long skirts spring to my mind. All you have to do is to select an old photograph or two and say a few things about them and if you can tie it in with your interpretation of the theme image, well that is a bonus. Post your posts, link it to the list below and then pop in and visit as many other Sepians as you can manage. Easy peasy!
Here is our usual look ahead at the next two Sepia prompts:
167 : 9 March 2013 : Nominated by Sepian Kathy Matthews, this photograph might want to make you take a paddle steamer down a river ... or interpret the writing on the photograph itself.
168 : Nominated by Sepian John Newmark, this photograph of the Potsdam Conference could make you think of meetings, round tables, famous events, photographers being photographed or almost anything else.
All that is for the future, for Sepia Saturday 166 all you need to do is to open up those cardboard boxes we all keep our old photographs in and search out a suitable contribution. And speaking of cardboard boxes, the shoebox full of old photographs has always been a favourite phrase of Sepian Peter Miebies of Peter's Blog. Peter has been in touch with us to say that he is taking break from Sepia Saturday to pursue some other interests. I always think that one of the fine things about the Sepia Community is that people can step in and step out when they want to and always be sure of a warm welcome back. So this is merely to say, "come back and see us when you can Peter, you will always be welcome here".