The title of this old photograph - which comes from the Flickr Commons stream of the National Archives of Estonia - is "Eveline Maydell making a silhouette, with her models. Indianapolis 1931" Eveline Adelheid von Maydell (1890 - 1962) was a German-born silhouette artist who lived in the USA from 1922 onwards. She was described as being ambidextrous : a Milwaukee newspaper article from 1942 said "she sketches and designs with her left hand and with her right snips with minute scissors the silhouettes..." Sepians also need to be ambidextrous - composing words with their left hand whilst assessing old images with their right - and we invite you to contribute all these skills to your contributions for Sepia Saturday 255. Just post your post on or around Saturday 22 November and then (unlike some idiot who forgot last week) link the post to the Sepia Saturday Linky List below. What could be easier than that. Before you start snipping away, take a look at what is to come in the weeks ahead.
256 : Festivals, floats, feathers and fair maidens
257 : Lassoo, Dad and Son, porch, dog, cowboy
But the nightmares of two-legged swans and children garroting their fathers is for the future. For the moment try to concentrate on Sepia Saturday 255 - and be careful not to cut yourself with those scissors.
I seem to be the first this week. Thanks for a fantastic topic. I have been very busy but had lots of ideas for the themes over the past few weeks but no chance to put considered fingers to keyboard.
More pictures of happy families from me this week.
The little boy on the toy horse caught my eye this week.
Toys from one year to the next!
Greetings from the 1950s
A kitchen set
A donkey who rocked!
Kids and dogs...
Groups of three and noses in the air.
I think I have this one. Keep with it and you'll see. Musical of course.
Back at last...weekends away notwithstanding...McLoughlins and Alva Studios feature on this occasion.
Women who did handcrafts. i think everyone did back in the 1800s didn't they?
A person who would have provided the silhouette artist with a major challenge.
I realised after reading Barb’s blog that I had done one on my crafty blog about silhouttes. A few of you have already seen it, but some new Sepians may be interested.
Hi, all, I'm back after a lengthy absence! Can't wait to visit with everyone again!
Finally found the silhouette I looked for all week - cousin Warren.
Just could not find photo I wanted, sigh...but enjoying others
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