As a general rule, if you take a daft photograph and then let it soak up eighty years of history it will become even dafter. This is certainly true of this 1930 photograph of the Swan Maiden's Carriage at the Grace Brothers Ball in Sydney, Australia. Grace Brothers were - believe it or not - a famous Department Store, and the strange scene depicted in this photograph (which comes to us by way of the Flickr stream of the Powerhouse Museum) is as strange as anything you might have seen in an episode of "Are You Being Served?". Possible themes for Sepia Saturday 256 include festivals, floats, feathers and fair maidens. Whatever you decide to go with, just post your post on or around Saturday 29th November and add a link to the list below.
But before you swan off and look for a matching old photograph, take a quick gander at what is to come in the next couple of weeks.
257 : Lassoo, Dad and Son, porch, dog, cowboy
258 : Scenes cropped from the background of other photographs,
sailors, and people walking away.
That is all for the future. For the moment, all you need to do is to climb aboard the Swan Maiden's float and glide down to your rendezvous with Sepia Saturday 256.
I've got pies to bake, turkey to roast, stuffing to stuff, & spinach dip to make. (Thank God the cranberry sauce is already done!) So I thought I'd get my Sepia entry posted a trifle early.
Some fun tales of clowns, costumes, parades & processions.
Thanks very much for the inspiration image! My post is entitled 'An Extravaganza: The Irish Hospitals' Sweepstakes'. As usual, my post will appear on Saturday.
A Disney parade
I have a department store parade float.
Of course I had a way of twisting theme into something I'm reading at the moment.
Reposting a few pics from my mom's album.
Didn't think I'd find anything to post but somehow managed to!
No swans but some ugly ducks.
From student Rag Weeks to Burying the Sardine!
Little Nell and I have had the chance to see many parades and fiesta here. One of my favourites was the parade of 300 santas a couple of years ago.
Not much sepia - forgive me.
In the minds of these folks life is a parade.
Just a little about the Palais Royal, which was the location of this week's prompt photograph, and a tenuous personal connection.
Neither swans nor swan dancers but a parade to be sharing soon,,,wild west
Take a leap from Grace Bros store to Farmer's store and thence to Hilda Tansey and her Sydney Ladies Brass Band.
Swans? Never heard of them, lol.
I made a second post with a postcard that I was originally planning to use, but was having trouble identifying.
Gloria was queen for the day.
The whacky characters at Expo 88.
Love to visit with all you Sepians, even if I'm not posting this week!
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