Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Sepia Saturday 365 : 29th April 2017

Woman Hanging Laundry from Tenement Porch. Manchester, New Hampshire (1936) New York Public Library Digital Collection 

Our theme image this week comes from the on-line digital collection of the New York Public Library. What immediately appealed to me about the image was the geometry of it and you may want to provide examples of lines and angles within pictures from your own collections. There again you may want to display your dirty washing in public - as ever the choice is yours. Simply hang your stuff out on or around Saturday the 29th April 2017 and leave a link on the list below. And whilst your washing is drying, have a look at what is further down the line.






Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Sepia Saturday 364 - 22nd April 2017



This week we are featuring another image from the online collection of glass negatives held by Sutton Archives and featured on their "Past On Glass" webpage. The theme prompt features a 1907 school sports day at Carshalton Convent and may give rise to a variety of interpretations. Whichever interpretation you adopt, post a post featuring one of your old photographs on or around Saturday 22nd April 2017 and link it to the list below.

Before you start leap-frogging to the starting line of the egg and spoon race, you might want to take a look at the next two themes for Sepia Saturday.






Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Sepia Saturday 363 : 15 April 2017


Shadows And Light (Unknown Date And Subjects - Alan Burnett's Collection)

Our theme image this week is taken from an old scanned negative of unknown origin which forms part of my ever-expanding collection of long-lost photographs and negatives. It appealed to me for a number of reasons - it's a great composition, a fine study in shadows and light and a perfect, unposed portrait of two children. You can use any of these as your prompt, or interpret the image in whichever way you like. All you have to do is to give us an old image and some new words on or around Saturday 15th April 2017.

As usual, here is a preview of the next two Sepia Saturday themes.




Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Sepia Saturday 362 : 8 April 2017



Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is taken from the fascinating collection of old glass negatives which were taken by the Sutton photographer, David Knights-Wittome (1876-1943). This collection has recently been digitised and they are held at the Sutton Local Studies and Archives Centre (further information about the collection can be found on the Past On Glass website). We would like to thank the Sutton Collection for permission to use their images here on Sepia Saturday. 

The subject of the photograph is, of course, three choirboys, and you are free to interpret the prompt in whichever way you want. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 8th April and add a link to the list below. Here is a quick preview of the next two Sepia Saturday theme prompts.






Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sepia Saturday 361 : 1st April 2017


Sepia Saturday falling on the 1st April (April Fool's Day) was too good an opportunity to miss, so I chose this rather splendid photograph from the collection of the State Library of New South Wales which was taken in the 1940s. It features parts of both Billy and Graham Green, but I will leave it to you to figure out which bit belongs to which brother. Feel free to follow the theme in any way you want, or you can make a fool of me and ignore the theme all together. All you really need to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 1st April and add a link below.

Here is a quick preview of the next couple of theme images:





Monday, 20 March 2017

Sepia Saturday 360 : 25th March 2017

Drilling A Dive Bomber (1943) Alfred T Palmer - Library of Congress
By now you should all know the drill. You look at the prompt image and come up with some esoteric connection to an old image of your own. You put together a post which features the image and says a few words about it and post it to your blog (in this case, on or around Saturday 25th March 2017). Then you link that blogpost to the Linky List below. Could anything be simpler?

It is so simple that you will have ample time to think about the two themes that are waiting around the corner for your entertainment over the next couple of weeks.



That's the drill. Now there is nothing to stop you now producing a riveting Sepia Saturday post.


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Sepia Saturday 359 : Saturday 18th March 2017


Look in a mirror and who knows what you will see. If you are lucky you might see the late, great Louis Armstrong. And if that is not enough of a theme prompt, look more carefully and you might see "trees of green, red roses too, you might see them bloom, for me and you". Whatever theme you decide to go with, go with it on or about Saturday 18th March 2017 and then add a link to the list below.

But before you do, here is a quick reminder of what lies ahead on Sepia Saturday.



Let us return to Louis Armstrong to sign us off this week -

There's sepia in the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
There's sepia in the faces of people going by
I see friends posting posts for all to view
It's what all Sepians love to do.