Friday, 17 March 2023

Sepia Saturday 664 : 18 March 2023


You've got to laugh, haven't you? Hopefully, somewhere amongst your photographic archives, you will have a picture of somebody laughing, The chances are, that it won't be an early photograph: the Victorians and Edwardians weren't all that keen on laughter, and, anyway, the primitive cameras demanded set features. By the time we get to the 1920s and 1930s, photography had come away from the formal studio and inhibitions had been cast aside. So for Sepia Saturday 664, we are asking you to give us pictures of either people laughing, or possibly, pictures that will make us all laugh. Just post your posts on or around Saturday 18th March 2023 and add a link to the list below. And then have a look at what is to come - that will have you laughing on the other side of your face!

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Sepia Saturday 663 : Saturday 11 March 2023


We're down this week. Not down like that, no; we're as happy as a sepia sandboy, it is just that our theme is "down". As always, you can interpret that as you will - or not interpret it at all. The choice is yours. Whatever you choice, post a post on or around Saturday 11th March 2023 and link it to the list below. And as for the future, you can laugh or cry, sing or dance, or preferably, do all four.

Thursday, 2 March 2023

Sepia Saturday 662 : Saturday 4 March 2023

So what have you all been up to? The one thing I haven't been up to is getting the Sepia Saturday prompts up on time! My apologies for that, it was due to circumstances beyond my control - a malfunction was discovered just as the plane got to the end of the runway and the pilot had to turn back for repairs. I am glad to say that the malfunction has been corrected and we are back on course again - just a week late! As you will have gathered, this week's theme is UP and we are ready for your submissions on the Link List, the position of which is being pointed out to you by your cabin staff. Post your post on or around Saturday 4 March 2023, sit back, relax, and take a look at next week's theme (More to follow, promise)

Thursday, 16 February 2023

Sepia Saturday 660 : Saturday 18th February 2023

Sepia Saturday has been going on a long time - since November 2009, in fact - and we've had every kind of theme, but the one for this week is long overdue. Your theme is "long", and, as usual, you can make of it what you want. Just post a post featuring an old photograph and add a link to the list below. And whilst you are here, take a look at the themes that are just around the corner.


Thursday, 9 February 2023

Sepia Saturday 659 : 11 February 2023


This week our Sepia Saturday theme is cars: big cars, small cars, posh cars, poor cars - any old cars you like; but this being Sepia Saturday, the emphasis will be on the old cars. All you need to do is to post a post (either on-theme or off theme) and link it to the list below on or around Saturday 11th February 2023. And where are we going with all this - this is where ...

Friday, 3 February 2023

Sepia Saturday 658 : 4 February 2023


This week on Sepia Saturday we are all up in the air, flying in aeroplanes, taking to the skies, or whatever other interpretations of the theme you can come up with. When you come up with it, post it in a post on or around Saturday 4 February 2023 and link it to the list below. And whilst you are flying high, you can look down on what is to come on Sepia Saturday for the next five weeks.

Friday, 27 January 2023

Sepia Saturday 657 : 28 January 2023


Our transport theme continues and this week we are messing about on boats. Or to be more exact, we are messing about with old pictures of boats. We sail on Saturday 28th January 2023, so upload your old photos and leave a link below in time to catch the boat. And here is a reminder of what is to come.

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Sepia Saturday 656 : 21 January 2023


You can't stop me once I get a theme going, so welcome to my transport theme. For the next few weeks, Sepia Saturday is being taken over by modes of transport and this week we are on the train. As always, you can get on the train and reflect it in your chosen old photograph, or you can nonchalantly watch it pass you by and post whatever old photograph you choose to. Whatever your choice, don't miss the train and post it on or around Saturday 21st January 2023 and add a link to the list below. Tickets please!

Whilst you are waiting for the train to come into the station, take a look at what lies ahead on Sepia Saturday.

Friday, 13 January 2023

Sepia Saturday 655 : Saturday 14 January 2023

This week on Sepia Saturday we have an open theme, you can post whatever old photo you like. Just post the post and link the link on or around Saturday 14th January 2023.  

We are back to normal themes for the next few weeks, and we seem to have a fixation with modes of transport. make of the themes what you will!

Friday, 6 January 2023

Sepia Saturday 654 : Saturday 7 January 2023


Sorry about last week - I got dragged into the celebrations of Christmas a little too much and the house was full of visitors and grandchildren and my Sepia duties got pushed out of the way. We are back this week with a Sepia theme that reminds us that those olden days could often be cruel. Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums have a collection of photographs of young criminals - children in many cases, sent to prison for stealing the most basic of things. There is a beauty in some of these old photographs which is only matched by the sadness of the circumstances that brought them into being.  As usual, you can follow the theme, or ignore it - all you have to do is to share an old photograph on or around Saturday 7th January 2023, and add a link to the list below.