Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Sepia Saturday 621 : 14 May 2022

Our Sepia Saturday theme this week is sitting and talking. If you have any old family photographs that match this theme - or if you have any that don't - you can share them by publishing them on your blog on or around Saturday 14th May 2022, and adding a link to the list below. Please excuse this shorter than normal introduction, but, by the time you read this, I will be somewhere else.

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Sepia Saturday 620 : 7 May 2022

Our Sepia Saturday theme this week celebrates those unknown faces in our family archives. Every photo collection - be it in a shoebox or a gallery - will have those lost faces without a name, stories and memories in search of a title. This week it is your chance to get these unknowns out from the hidden depths of your albums, and share them with the world. Do so on or around Saturday 7th May 2022 by linking your post to the list below.

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Sepia Saturday 619 : 30 April 2022


Welcome to Sepia Saturday 619. Take a seat. Take any seat. Take a photograph of a seat. Take an old photograph of a seat and share it with the world. This is Sepia Saturday - you can do pretty much what you want as long as, somewhere along the line, it involves an old photograph. Do it and share it, on or around Saturday 30th April 2022 and then add a link to the list below. And once you have done that, settle back and look at what is still to come on Sepia Saturday.

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Sepia Saturday 618 : 23 April 2022

The street musicians are entertaining us this week on Sepia Saturday, which means that the theme can be musicians, streets, or - as this is Sepia Saturday and we aren't all that keen on rules - anything you want. Just post your post on or around Saturday 23 April 2022 and add a link to the list below. And then, while you are enjoying the music, take a look at what is around the street corner on Sepia Saturday


Thursday, 14 April 2022

Sepia Saturday 617 : 16 April 2022

In these modern days when you can get anything you want from Amazon.com, it makes you long for the old days when there were specialists shops. The precise specialisms of the shop featured in this week's Sepia Saturday prompt is a little unclear - it might be fish, it might be melons, and it might even be house moving. Whatever you buy from the old, reliable F M Pointer, you were sure of a square deal with honest weights; and it is the same service and quality you can also rely on from Sepia Saturday. Just post your posts on or around Saturday 16th April 2022 - they don't have to be square, that's the deal - and add a link to the list below. And whilst you are chomping on your perch or trout or water melon, spare a moment to check out what is on the other side of the Fish Lake in the weeks ahead.

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Sepia Saturday 616 : 9th April 2022


Take your partners please for Sepia Saturday 616. Your partners will, of course, be old photographs and you can lead them on a merry dance to whatever tune you choose. Just get out onto that Sepia dance floor on or around Saturday 9th April, and post the results to the list below. And whilst the other couples are clomping around the dance floor, you can relax and take a look at what lies ahead.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Sepia Saturday 615 : 2 April 2022


It's a day to remember, a day dedicated to smiling faces and endless photographs, so what better subject for a Sepia Saturday theme than a good, old fashioned wedding. It may be a day to remember, but in the case of our theme image, it is the subjects of the ceremony that have been forgotten. Can there be a sadder caption for a photograph than "Unknown Wedding Party"? Well, don't be sad, Mr and Mrs Unknown, your moment in the limelight has come again and you are the stars of this week's Sepia Saturday. You can make stars of your own old images by contributing them to Sepia Saturday 615. Just post your posts and add a link to the list below. And whilst we are waiting for the speeches to end, take a look at what lies ahead.

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Sepia Saturday 614 : 26 March 2022


Bicycle, bicycle; I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike.

Wherever you want to ride your bicycle, make sure you take your camera along and capture the wonderful scenery, just like previous generations did. Or you can capture your fellow cyclists, or the cows in the field, or the bridge over the river - or whatever you want. Just like on Sepia Saturday you can share any old photograph you like. All you have to do is to peddle on over to the Sepia Saturday Blog and add a link to the list you will find there. Do it on or around Saturday 26th March 2022. Whilst you are taking a well-earned rest, why not take a look at what is around the next bend in the sepia road.

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Sepia Saturday 613 : 19 March 2022


Here's a photograph to take you back! Woodwork classes at school, endless lessons planing a bit of wood, varnishing it, constructing obscure joints to make the legs fit together. At the end of term, proudly taking it home, watching Auntie Miriam sit down on it, watching it fall to pieces! That's the thing about old photographs - they are the midwives of memories. Deliver your memories for Sepia Saturday 613 by posting an old photograph on or around Saturday 19th March 2022 and adding a link to the list below. And while you are waiting for the glue on your broken leg to dry, take a look at what lies around the Sepia Saturday corner.

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Sepia Saturday 612 : 12 March 2022


Mothers and children is our topic this week on Sepia Saturday, and our theme image shows an unknown mother with her two daughters. As always, we invite you to submit your own old photographs, either in line with this theme or any theme you care to follow. Just post your posts on or around Saturday 12th March 2022 and add a link to the list below. And here are the next two Sepia Saturday theme images.

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Sepia Saturday 611 : 5 March 2022


Our theme image for Sepia Saturday 611 features a postcard image of the Grosvenor Hotel in London. As usual, you can interpret the theme as you think fit, and you can also totally ignore it and post what interests you. Whatever, you choose, feature it in a post on or around Saturday 5th March 2022 and add a link to the list below.

And whilst you are passing through the hotel lobby, take a look at the images that will feature in our next two Sepia Saturday gatherings.

Monday, 21 February 2022

Sepia Saturday 610 : 26 February 2022


Things are pretty miserable in the world today. There are international tensions, there are pandemics, there are the consequences of climate change: there are more than enough reasons to make us all frown. What we need is cheering up, and one of the best ways to do that is to enjoy some traditional concert party entertainment. Our theme image for Sepia Saturday 610 features a 1924 photograph of the Humming Birds Concert Party. Another way to cheer yourself up is to post an old photograph in our weekly Sepia Saturday virtual exhibition wall. Entrance is open to all, simply post your post - on or around Saturday 26 February 2022 -  and let us know where to find it by adding a link to the list below.

And to keep your minds off the depressing state of global affairs, here is something to look forward to in the weeks ahead.

Thursday, 17 February 2022

Sepia Saturday 609 : 19 February 2022


A Ford Sedan and an unknown man - it has a certain poetical feel to it. Over the centuries poetry has been a means by which people can express their emotions, record their hopes and fears, their achievements and their failures. Equally, for the last 150 or so years, photography has been a means of doing the same thing, so this week for Sepia Saturday we are asking you to contribute your own visual poems. They can be about the love that exists between a man (or woman) and their automobiles ... or indeed anything else. Just share some old photographs and some new thoughts and link your posts to the list below, on or around Saturday 19th February 2022.

Sepia Saturday is an anthology rather than a single visual poem, so here are the next two prompt images for you to think about.

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Sepia Saturday 608 : Saturday 12 February 2022


First of all my sincere apologies for missing the Sepia Saturday prompt for last week. It is only the second time I have missed it in twelve years, and I wouldn't mind if I had a good excuse - broken leg/computer/life - but alas the real reason was just that my mind was elsewhere, doing nothing in particular. For our prompt image this week I have chosen one of the collection from the Texas State Archives which is featured on their Flickr Commons stream. Other than stamping their mark on the image, they tell us nothing about it: neither date, place nor subject. So this lady in the library represents all those unknown people and places that feature on our sepia contributions. As usual, all you need to do is to share your sepia contribution, on or near Saturday 12th February 2022, and add a link to the list below.

And here, by popular demand, are the next two Sepia Saturday prompt images so you can plan your posts ahead of time:-

Monday, 24 January 2022

Sepia Saturday 606 : 29 January 2022


If I did manage to get away to the Dolomites last week - I am writing this a pre-posting it, just in case - I should be getting back to my desk at some stage this coming weekend. So, once again, our Sepia Saturday Header is rather appropriate, and once again, it comes from our "Photo Archive Of The Month" - Camden Public Library in the USA. You can share your old photographs from your desktop to our desktops by posting an old photograph and adding a link to the list below.

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Sepia Saturday 605 : 22 January 2022


Our Sepia Saturday header this week features another image from our "Photo Archive Of The Month" - Camden Public Library in Maine in the USA. The 1899 print features, rather appropriately, two children enjoying the snow. It may be appropriate because - depending on the outcome of a lateral flow test tomorrow - by Saturday I might be tramping through the snow in the Dolomites drawing my grandchildren behind me on a sledge. You need neither a positive or negative test to take part in Sepia Saturday, all that you need is an old photo and a link to the list below.

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Sepia Saturday 604 : 15 January 2022


It's time to submit your old photographs for Sepia Saturday 604. Just post your posts on or around Saturday 15th January 2022 and add a link to the list below.

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Sepia Saturday 603 : 8th January 2022

This January we are featuring in our Sepia Saturday calls, images from the Camden Public Library Collection, which are available on Flickr Commons. This week a charming group of "Miss Garland's Girls" remind us of the joy of old photographs. You can celebrate your old photographs by featuring them in your blog and linking the post to the list below on or around Saturday 8th January 2022.