It’s difficult to guess what is going on in the above photograph, but we can have fun trying. The picture comes from the TAHO (Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office) via Flickr Commons, and is simpled titled ‘Old Coaches 1900’. Alan is still on his travels, though his mode of transport is somewhat different to the one in our prompt picture. I wonder if he is wearing his sunhat, and will a fellow traveller playfully try to knock it off his head? This is mischief being made by idle hands; the coachmen are waiting for their passengers and a little clowning around is going on for the camera.
No mischief is expected from our Sepia Saturday participants this week. There are any number of themes that can be taken from this picture: coach rides, old transport, roof-racks, luggage, waiting, animated discussion, clowning, cab drivers, or whatever else pops into your head. Of course you don’t have to theme and can simply post an old picture or two with a link back to Sepia Saturday, on or around 11 October. Enter your (direct) link to your own blogpost below and leave us a comment please. Then hop aboard the Sepia Saturday coach and visit other Sepians to see what they made of the prompt; don’t forget to show your appreciation of their efforts with a word or two in their comments section.
Just time to mention that there is a Facebook group for Sepia Saturday contributors. Why not join us as we have a lot of fun and post some interesting items there. You will need to have posted on Sepia Saturday at least once; then you’ll be given a warm welcome.
(aka Little Nell)
For those who like to plan ahead here are the next two prompts:
250:Street traders, artisans, shoes, tools of the trade, mending, hand-colouring
251: Bobbies, bellies, bums, brushes, beards
And here’s a mini-banner for this week to add to your post if you wish.
A blog on old shop transport and an amazing discovery!
Perhaps I've spent a little too much time looking at my old photos and trying to imagine what was going on? Another excellent prompt full of possibilities.
When an immoveable object meets an irresistible force, watch out!
From wagons to Studebakers, and other industrial changes.
Found a stagecoach on a Western movie set from my grandparents 1950s trip west.
From stagecoaches, carts, carters,and a cart horse to wagonettes, a sleigh and blacksmiths - and even some wheels, luggage and caps.
I have been absent from Sepia Saturday for a while ... the wife of my 1st cousin 6 times removed was attacked by the London mob while riding in her coach. i don't think she had done anything to provoke them, other than of course riding in a coach - the difference between rich and poor must have been immense and very obvious.
Inevitably the waggons had to stop rolling with the advent of both the motor vehicle and what was known as the 'iron horse', but first they took a photo :-)
The family's use of wagons and horses this week.
Cousins on the side of the road
I’ve been taken for ride this week.
I have postcards, images, and videos of Wells Fargo stagecoaches.
How about taking a trip? My post is just about that, as we tour Fredericksburg, VA.
My post entitled, 'Clip, clop & clatter: A driving life in Dublin' will be up tomorrow (Saturday), and is a reflection on the working life of my paternal great-grandfather.
My favourite dead tree got me started this week.
Some animated discussions while driving a horse or two. My final post for a month or so as we are travelling. Saved these few pics before we left.
A special story about traveling from me this weekend.
Some old horse photos from our albums.
Not on theme, but possibly a place for a weary traveler to stop.
Bushies and their 20th century steed.
For first time participating, I've chosen the themes 'Horses and Mischief'.
Horses and carts in my family photos
I'm late with this post. Sorry I had a lot to reflect on this week. :)
Sorry - a bit of a sad journey today...I never know where my photos are going to take me.....
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