It has been a stressful few days and in the good old days I would have reached for my trusty pipe and tobacco pouch. Others would have reached for cigarette packets or cigar cases or snuff boxes : whatever the delivery method, tobacco was the preferred accompaniment to lifes' ups and downs. Now we know better and tobacco sales are hidden away behind high counters, plain wrappers and dire warnings. But here on Sepia Saturday we deal with the past, and therefore Sepia Saturday 175 - post your posts on or around Saturday 4th May 2013 - provides you with an opportunity to light up your blog with pictures featuring smoking, cigarettes, vending machines, gold flakes, black cats ... or anything else you can spot in our archive image. The picture dates back to 1931 and features a rather unique device - a vending machine that delivered a lit cigarette! The picture comes from the Flickr Commons stream of the Dutch National Archive.
Before you rush off to post your post, you may want to relax for a few moments, take a pinch of snuff, and consider what the next two Sepia Saturdays have to offer.
176 : A chemistry lesson takes us back to school for SS176. Schools were such important parts of all our lives and our collections are bound to feature some school-related photographs. Our theme image is bound to get a reaction!
177 : Sepia Saturday 177 stays with kids, but these kids are upside down, wrong way around and all over the place. Kids have always climbed and swung and proud parents have always taken photographs of their acrobatic endeavours.
But kids are for the future and this week we are staying with our smoking theme. Just post your posts and then link them to the Linky List below.
WARNING FROM THE SURGEON-GENERAL : Smoking can seriously damage your health whereas posting old photographs of people smoking will not damage your computer at all.
Either very early or very late (you pays yer money........) Twill give me a chance to catch up on others.
I've been limping along getting used to blogger on my new mac. Fonts jumping all over the place, line spacing erratic etc. My very first Word Perfect processing program was better than the blogger interface or is it just me? I'm not comfortable being first...I'd prefer to be somewhere in the middle, but if I don't post now, Mother Nature will collar me once again and I'll be out in the garden happily digging holes and pulling weeds! Spring, ahhhhh.
Early for me as Norfolk is calling.
Early as usual.
My parents smoking and a cigarette shortage during the war.
What to do with those pesky cigarette packages.
I've heard of singing while you work, my Dad smoked while he worked.....
Smile please, or not - your choice this time.
I have some old cigarette factory postcards and old cigarette commercials videos.
A smoking family
I made it this week! Apologies for any comments I have not got round to replying to.. will try and make up for it this week.
Smoke signals from a non-smoker.
A black cat from me -- but not the smoking kind!
This week's prompt invited me to consider how smell invokes memories.
This one was hard, so I've only picked up the color black. Still musical of course.
Aha, returning at last and will have something to share about our marriage (45 years in October) and smoking. Will be posting in a few hours....
I have taken on a Camel. It was a rough ride.
Some vintage cigarette advertisements. Don't try this at home folks.
My post title will probably scare most people away.
That's a crazy machine, as is mine.
Sorry, my post is completely off-topic again...
Tricky theme this week, for me anyway.
I had decided not to participate this week, but I woke up with a picture in mind, so here I am after all.
Sorry to have missed last weekend, but thankful I did, as my wintry spring returned, but I had to blend last week's VW with this week, nothing too deep, but fun! Hope all is well with all....!
Am I the last one to arrive?
Is it still fashionably late?!?
Off theme, and yet...
My first attempt.
I've added my story a little late, again!
Pauleen at Family History Across the Seas
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