Thursday 31 August 2017

Sepia Saturday 383 : 2 September 2017

Our Sepia Saturday prompt image this week is the cover of a book entitled "Warne's Useful Books - The Modern Bicycle". It comes from the collection of book illustrations which form part of the British Library's contribution to Flickr Commons. As usual you are free to interpret the theme in whichever way you want to - simply post your contribution on or around Saturday 2nd September and add a link to it in the list below.

We are getting towards the end of our current list of themes, so I will try and get a new one up during the coming week so you know what to expect for the rest of the year. Here, however, are the next two theme images coming your way.

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Sepia Saturday 382 : 26 August 2017

Last week we had a horseless carriage (or bike), next week we have a horse chasing a bike (or carriage), and this week we have some graceful carriage. When I look at this old photograph from the Flickr stream of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women, I think of school gymnasiums, swinging ropes, vaulting horses, poise and balance. That is merely what I think of, what we are interested in is what you think of. What do you have in your stock of old photographs that might match this theme image? Whatever it is post a post about it on or around Saturday 26th August 2017 and add a link to the list below.

And here is what we have awaiting us for the next couple of Saturdays.

Monday 14 August 2017

Sepia Saturday 381 : 19 August 2017

Our theme image this week shows a dispatch rider repairing a motor cycle in France during the Great War. The August 1915 photograph is part of the collection of the British Museum which is available on Flickr Commons. There are the usual generous collection of potential themes available within this image - you don't need to get down on your back with your spanners out to find them. Whatever theme you discover, just match it with an old image from your own collection and post it on or around Saturday 19th August and add a link to the list below.

Carriages and cycles seem to be cropping up a lot at the moment - here are the next two theme images.

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Sepia Saturday 380 : 12 August 2017

Portrait of Herman Bang. Royal Library of Denmark Collection
In full profile, looking to the left is the Danish author Herman Bang, featured in this 1880 Cabinet Card. And if that sentence does not provide you with enough potential themes for this week's Sepia Saturday, you might want to take note that Bang was one of the leaders of the "quiet existences" literary movement which concentrated on "ignored people living boring and apparently unimportant lives". If ever a phrase summed up a fair proportion of my family, it is that one. So there is no excuse, this week - everyone must have an old photograph that fits somewhere into this collection of themes. All you need to do is to feature it in a post (on or around Saturday 12th August) and link the post to the list below. 

And you might want to interrupt your boring and apparently unimportant lives long enough to cast your eyes over the next couple of themes for Sepia Saturday.