What can you say about this week's Sepia Saturday theme image? Well quite a lot I suppose, but I am too much of a coward to say most of it. Therefore I will simply leave you with the words of my co-administrator, Marilyn, for it was her choice after all : "This fine figure of a woman is either ‘Boadecea or Mother England’ or possibly Britannia. You can choose; or go with armour, helmets, shields, fancy dress, pantomime, theatricals, warlike women or big sticks". Personally I find the prospect of a warlike woman with a big stick pretty terrifying, and if you do too you might want to join me and make sure your sepia post is posted on or around Saturday 20 July and linked to the list below. The picture, by the way, is taken from a glass plate negative in the collection of the Powerhouse Museum and shared with the world via Flickr Commons.
Here, by the way, is a sneak preview of what is coming in the next week or two :
187 : This theme originated from an idea by Wendy, Kathy, Martha, Marilyn and others on the Sepia Saturday Facebook Page. Bibles, books, and all manner of old family keepsakes could fit in with this theme.
188 : A tall ship, a small lighthouse, and a windmill feature in this 1900-ish photograph of Littlehampton. But there are also cycles, ladies with hats and men with caps.
But now we need to concentrate on old Boadecea, otherwise she might hit you with that big stick of hers.