Thursday, 14 June 2018

Sepia Saturday Theme Images : July 2018

Our Sepia Saturday theme images for July 2018 all come from the Flickr Commons collection of the County Archives of Sogn go Fjordane in Norway. As always you are free to interpret the theme image in whichever way you want to - I have included some suggestions but you do not have to follow these.


SEPIA SATURDAY 426 : 7 JULY 2018
ROOMS : TABLES : CHAIRS : WOOD


SEPIA SATURDAY 427 : 14 JULY 2018
CHILDREN : DOGS : PRAMS : STICKS


 SEPIA SATURDAY 428 : 21 JULY 2018
STUDIOS : BACKGROUNDS : GROUPS : HATS


 SEPIA SATURDAY 429 : 28 JULY 2018
SHIPS : SILHOUETTE : SEA : SMOKE

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Sepia Saturday 423 : Saturday 16th June 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 423 : SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2018
POLICE  :  UNIFORMS : GROUPS

"When constabulary duty's to be done (to be done) / A policeman's lot is not a happy one (happy one)"

Your happy lot this week is to find a Sepia Saturday image that links - in one felonious way or another - to the theme image above. Whatever you go with, go with it on or around Saturday 16th June and link your post to the list below. And whilst you are hanging around waiting for your case to come up before the local magistrate, take a look at what awaits you for the rest of June.






Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Sepia Saturday 422 : 9th June 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 422 : SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2018
ALONE  :  BEACH  :  SPACE 

If you want a bit of space, if you want to be alone, if you want to stand out where there is no crowd, you can do worse these days than pop over to Sepia Saturday! And this week you can sit all by yourself on the beach at Bridlington. You can of course be alone wherever you like, or, indeed, lose yourself in a sepia crowd. As always, it is up to you. Just post your post on or around Saturday 9th June 2018 and add a link to the list below.

And here is what lies ahead.





Monday, 28 May 2018

Sepia Saturday 421 : 2 June 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 421 : SATURDAY 2 JUNE 2018
Archives of the East Riding Of Yorkshire
Beverley Town Floods 1912
FLOODS  :  CHILDREN  :  WATER  :  CROWDS

The Sepia Saturday theme image this week (post your post on or around Saturday 2 June and add a link to the list below) features a group of children enjoying a paddle in the flood waters of the Beverley Town flood in 1912. There are a flood of possible theme ideas you could take from this image: children, water, games, making the best of things - all these ideas come crowding forward. Take you choice. And take a look at what is around the Sepia corner.



Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Sepia Saturday 420 : Saturday 26 May 2018


Sepia Saturday 420 : Saturday 26 May 2018
Scenic Railway And Bathing Beach, Venice, California
FAIRGROUNDS  :  TRAINS  :  AMUSEMENTS

I will be away at the seaside this weekend so in my absence I thought I would leave you with this theme image of the scenic railway and bathing beach at Venice, California. I will not be in Venice, Ca (nor even Venice, Italy), but in Lowestoft, Suffolk, but there is sure to be sea, sand, donkeys, fish and chips, amusement arcades - and all the other things associated with the seaside far and wide. For Sepia Saturday 420 simply post a post on or around Saturday 26th May 2018 and add a link to the list below. And whilst you are trying to decide whether or not to take a dip in the Sepia Sea, here is a preview of the next two themes.





Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sepia Saturday 419 : 19th May 2018


Sepia Saturday 419 : Saturday 19 May 2018
Group Of Men Sitting On Overhanging Rock, Yosemite
ROCKS  :  DANGEROUS LOCATIONS  :  NATURE

It is difficult to overlook our Sepia Saturday theme image this week which features a group of men sitting on an overhanging rock in the Yosemite National Park in California. It might you think of all kinds of dangerous locations or the wild glories of nature. Whatever it makes you think of, think of it on or around Saturday 19th May and add a link to your thoughtful posts to the list below. And don't overlook what is coming up in the next two Sepia Saturday challenges.





Sepia Saturday Theme Images : June 2018

Our Sepia Saturday theme images for June 2018 all come from the Flickr Commons collection of the Archives of the East Riding Of Yorkshire.


SEPIA SATURDAY 421 : SATURDAY 2 JUNE 2018
Archives of the East Riding Of Yorkshire
Beverley Town Floods 1912
FLOODS  :  CHILDREN  :  WATER


SEPIA SATURDAY 422 : SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2018
ALONE  :  BEACH  :  SPACE


SEPIA SATURDAY 423 : SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2018
POLICE  :  UNIFORMS : GROUPS


SEPIA SATURDAY 424 : SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2018
FARMS  :  AGRICULTURE  :  HARVEST


SEPIA SATURDAY 425 : SATURDAY 30 JUNE 2018
Archives of the East Riding Of Yorkshire
Beverley United Band  1910
BANDS  :  MUSIC  :  INSTRUMENTS


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Sepia Saturday 418 : Saturday 12 May 2018


Sepia Saturday 418 : Saturday 12 May 2018
The Longest Lunch Counter In The World - F W Woolworth, Los Angeles
CAFE  :  LUNCH  :  SHOPS

Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features an illustration of the longest lunch counter in the world, which just happened to be in the F W Woolworth store in Los Angeles. There are as many potential ways of matching this theme as there are chairs alongside the lunch counter. All you have to do is to post a post on or around Saturday 12 May 2018 and add a link to the list below. Whilst you are waiting for your lunch to arrive, why not take a look at what is further along the Sepia counter.





Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Sepia Saturday 417


The trouble with being involved in Sepia Saturday for so long is th at my memory has gone a little sepia. I forgot to put this weeks prompt up before going on holiday and therefore I am. Trying. To do so now with one foot in the Mediterranean Sea and a. Tablet full of sand. It is quite appropriate given this weeks prompt. My limited WiFi signal seems to go in and out with the waves and therefore I will avoid all the normal chitchat- you are well familiar with it by now. Things will return to normal next week.







Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Sepia Saturday 416 : 28 April 2018


Sepia Saturday 416 : 28 April 2018
Helsinki residents waiting for evacuation at the railway station. (1939)
TRAVEL  :  WAR  :  EVACUATION 

At the moment I am packing my bags ready for departure. Unlike these poor people, I am not heading off to danger and the unknown, simply to the Spanish sun for a week. Without planning them that way, the themes for the next two weekends seem appropriate to me: but your challenge is to tell us how the theme image for Sepia Saturday 416 is appropriate to you. Do so by posting a post featuring an old image from your collection on or around Saturday 28th April 2018 and adding a link to the list below.

I will post the call for next week before I go, but here is a preview for the next couple of weeks.





Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Sepia Saturday 415 : 21 April 2018


Sepia Saturday 415 : 21 April 2018
Enginists of the Finnish State Railways playing chess on call duty. (1951)
BOARD GAMES  :  CANTEENS  :  WORKMEN

Now here is an opening gambit: get out your old photos of chess games or canteens or workmen or wooden tables or .... well whatever you want. If you can match our theme image, then you will gain a powerful advantage in the game. Whatever you decide to do, make your move on or around Saturday 21st April 2018 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst your opponent is thinking of his next move, take a look at what lies ahead in this Sepia game of ours.






Saturday, 14 April 2018

Sepia Saturday Theme Images - May 2018

Our Sepia Saturday theme images for May 2018 all come from the Flickr Commons collection of the California Historical Society


Sepia Saturday 417 : Saturday 5th May 2018
Man, Woman And Children Wading In Water
SEA  :  BATHING  :  GROUPS


Sepia Saturday 418 : Saturday 12 May 2018
The Longest Lunch Counter In The World - F W Woolworth, Los Angeles
CAFE  :  LUNCH  :  SHOPS


Sepia Saturday 419 : Saturday 19 May 2018
Group Of Men Sitting On Overhanging Rock, Yosemite
ROCKS  :  DANGEROUS LOCATIONS  :  NATURE


Sepia Saturday 420 : Saturday 26 May 2018
Scenic Railway And Bathing Beach, Venice, California
FAIRGROUNDS  :  TRAINS  :  AMUSEMENTS

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Sepia Saturday 414 : 14 April 2018



Sepia Saturday 414 : 14 April 2018
A boy pushes a wheelbarrow full of dried fish. (1930s)
FISH  :  FACTORIES  :  WHEELBARROWS

Everyone has a photograph of a wheelbarrow of dried fish somewhere in their collection, so this week's Sepia Saturday theme challenge will be an easy one. The difficulty you will probably have is just deciding which of your many photographic studies of dried fish to share with your fellow Sepians. Whatever the outcome, share your image on or around Saturday 14th April 2018 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are waiting for your fish to dry, take a look at what lies ahead for the rest of April. The May theme images will be posted within the next few days.





Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Sepia Saturday 413 : 7 April 2018


Sepia Saturday 413 : 7 April 2018
Songwriter Toivo Kärki and singer-songwriter-actor-screenwriter Reino Helismaa working with a grand piano. (1957)
MUSIC  :  ACTORS  :  PIANOS

What better way to celebrate another Sepia Saturday than to gather around the grand piano and have a good sing-song. There is music, there are actors, there is a piano .... there is almost whatever you want to see in this 1957 image from the Finnish Museum of Photography. Do what you will with it - simply do it on or around Saturday 7th April 2018 and add a link to the list below.

And whilst you are waiting for the long piano introduction, have a look at what is just around the corner.





Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Sepia Saturday 412 : 31st March 2018


SEPIA SATURDAY 412 : 31 MARCH 2018
PACKING  :  SUITCASES  :  DOGS  :  BEAUTY QUEENS

Our Sepia Saturday theme this week is a real beauty - incorporating travel, luggage, dogs and competitions. You could also include curtains, tables, and decapitated hands (if that is not a contradiction in terms). Whatever you find in our weekly theme image all you need to do is to give us an old image and tell us a little about it - however obtusely it may - or may not - be connected to the theme. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 31st March and add a link to the list below. Oh, and now I come to think of it, you might want to feature a beauty queen (or, indeed, king) as well.

Whilst you are thinking about that, take a moment to see what is around the Sepia corner in the first part of April.



From beauty queens to fat old men to barrow loads of dead fish: all human life is here at Sepia Saturday.