Friday 29 March 2024

Sepia Saturday 717 : 30 March 2024

We're done with work here on Sepia Saturday. Well, after this week, we are done with our monthly work theme here on Sepia Saturday and it's not a moment too soon for some of us - as you can tell from this late call for proposals (and thank you Barbara for reminding me). Our weekly image shows some poor chap sat at a desk with an overflowing work tray (it is E D Morrel and not E D Mossel as my caption suggests - yet another sign of overwork). But forget the lateness and the mistakes - just try and come up with a picture of some old overworked guy whose gradually sinking under a pile of papers (all I need to do is to look in a mirror). Whatever you come up with, come up with it on or around Saturday 30th March 2024 and add a link to the list below. Next month we have a new theme for our old photos - two together. Here is a preview of the weekly images.

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Sepia Saturday 716 : Saturday 23 March 2024


Here we are, the middle of March and we are still at work. You will recall that "Going To Work" is our March 2024 theme and this week's prompt features a tailor at work (a "tailor" and not a "Taylor" - apologies for that daft caption). All you need to do is to look through your old photographs, pin down a suitable image, cut it to size, and everything will be all sewed up! Do all that on or around Saturday 23 March 2024 and add a link to the list below and I will be well suited.  Before I have chance to add any more daft links, here is the remaining March prompt and the four we will be using in April.

Thursday 14 March 2024

Sepia Saturday 715 : Saturday 16th March 2024


Looking back at our weekly prompts for March on the general theme of "Going To Work" it would be easy to fall into the nonsensical belief that it is men who do the work. Not only do women workers these days contribute a near equal part of the overall labour force, they have so often in the past been brought into the labour force during times of crisis such as wartime - only too often to be forcibly removed from the labour force once the conflict was over! And this is above and beyond the fact that whether it is paid work or not, women have always worked in the home and in the family. Thus, this week we are celebrating women workers here on Sepia Saturday. You are invited to share your old photos of women workers, male workers, any workers ... or no workers at all. Just post your post on or around Saturday 16th March 2024 and add a link to the list below.

And here's what is to come over the next few weeks on Sepia Saturday:-

And the April Monthly theme is:-

Thursday 7 March 2024

Sepia Saturday 714 : Saturday 9th March 2024

I'm convinced these Sepia Saturday prompts get easier as time goes on. Back in the old days - and let's face it, Sepia Saturday has been going on almost as long as computers have - themes were challenging affairs such as  hats, streets, horses, and bridges. These days, however, they are all a little too simple and anyone with a half-decent collection of old photos can easily come up with a match. This week - Sepia Saturday 714, post your posts on or around Saturday 9th March 2024 - all you need to do is to come up with a match for two men sticking dead worms on bits of old rope! Easy Peasy. Post whatever you come up with (and I mean post in an electronic sense, I am not suggesting for a moment that you send dead worms through your national postal service) and add a link to the list below. Here are the rest of March's "Going To Work" prompts and a first look at our monthly theme for April 2024.

Friday 1 March 2024

Sepia Saturday 713 : 2 March 2024

Sorry for the late publication of this call for Sepia Saturday 713. I'd like to say that I have been hard at work and that has delayed the post, but the truth is that others have been hard at work on my behalf and all I had to do was to lie on a couch and have electrodes stuck to my chest! Everything seems to be working normally at the moment, so you can take that as a signal to post your Sepia Saturday contributions on or around Saturday 2nd March 2024 and add a link to the list below.