Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sepia Saturday 166 : 2 March 2013


I did have a feeling that we had once had a picture of a boxer as a Sepia Saturday theme, but after a quick check through the list produced by Kristin Cleage and Marilyn Brindley (and available via our wonderful Facebook Group) I must be mistaken. However, the boxer we have for Sepia Saturday 166 (post your posts on or around Saturday 2 March 2013) is of a different kind altogether because she is a worker in a factory making paper boxes. The photograph is by Lewis W Hine and comes from the George Eastman House Photography Collection which is available via Flickr Commons. Far be it from me to suggest theme interpretations to all the Sepians out there, but boxes, paper, workers, machines and dangerously long skirts spring to my mind. All you have to do is to select an old photograph or two and say a few things about them and if you can tie it in with your interpretation of the theme image, well that is a bonus. Post your posts, link it to the list below and then pop in and visit as many other Sepians as you can manage. Easy peasy!

Here is our usual look ahead at the next two Sepia prompts:


167 : 9 March 2013 : Nominated by Sepian Kathy Matthews, this photograph might want to make you take a paddle steamer down a river ... or interpret the writing on the photograph itself.



168 : Nominated by Sepian John Newmark, this photograph of the Potsdam Conference could make you think of meetings, round tables, famous events, photographers being photographed or almost anything else.


All that is for the future, for Sepia Saturday 166 all you need to do is to open up those cardboard boxes we all keep our old photographs in and search out a suitable contribution. And speaking of cardboard boxes, the shoebox full of old photographs has always been a favourite phrase of Sepian Peter Miebies of Peter's Blog. Peter has been in touch with us to say that he is taking  break from Sepia Saturday to pursue some other interests. I always think that one of the fine things about the Sepia Community is that people can step in and step out when they want to and always be sure of a warm welcome back. So this is merely to say, "come back and see us when you can Peter, you will always be welcome here".


33 comments:

Karen S. said...

Just wanted to be the first to comment here, I'll never be the first to post! But I'm not boxed in/out with this packaged theme! It's wonderful Alan and I'm happy to say you'll see later (like Saturday or Friday night) that I jumped out of the box! Ha! Ha!

Wendy said...

Karen, when have you ever been IN the box? Your posts always exhibit "thinking outside the box."

Postcardy said...

I didn't want to be the first to post, but I am.

tony said...

Hey! I'm 4th!

Mike Burnett said...

Boxes, they always hold the promise of goodies.

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

In a rush. Can't be witty.

Brett Payne said...

No boxes, but perhaps a hint of a dangerously long skirt.

Bob Scotney said...

Mundane boxes.I'm afraid - not a Jack In The Box or a Christmas box in sight.

Sherri Hessick said...

No boxes or dangerously long skirts for me. But plenty of workers.

Wendy said...

No boxes, no dangerous anything - it begins with a white dress.

Little Nell said...

Boxes of delight and memories of factory work from me.

Mike Brubaker said...

I went for the young girl in white, but with a musical occupation.

Sean Bentley said...

Well, no long dresses or boxes this week, but hopefully more Daily Blah will suffice in the nostalgia department.

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Monica T. said...

I don't think there are any factory interiors among my family photos, but I did find one including work and little boxes - behind the counter of a country store.

ScotSue said...

No boxes, tables or machines for me - but skirts are on show!

Lovely's Blot said...

A rather roundabout link to boxes but it is there! Rather busy just now and probably won't get round to looking at others until next week.

Joy said...

No boxes but plenty of paper.

Howard said...

Way off-topic again from me at postcardsthenandnow

Doug Peabody said...

I've got a working women post for you all!

Titania said...

Cardboard boxes and their versatility on board.

Karen S. said...

Posting the night before, and no secrets out of the box before hand- you'll just have to see for yourself!

Boobook said...

Women at work. Not me, I'm too busy blogging and reading blogs.

Kathy said...

No boxes for me. Still working on what I started last week....

TICKLEBEAR said...

Coming in at #27,
I would first like to thank Alan for suggesting the word "paper". That was for me my clue for this week's post. I present to you something in a "then and now" scenario, something about Montreal.
:)~
HUGZ

Alan Burnett said...

My post is all wrapped up.

Eugenia O'Neal said...

No boxes and the workers aren't actually working but, yes, there are long skirts!

Wibbo said...

No boxes, machines or workers for me, just a long skirt.

Dakota Boo said...

Couldn't find a box, so opted for a packet instead.

Peggy Jones said...

With a death in the family trying to come up with some good memories of my late uncle lead me to this long skit and working women. Kind of a stretch...............
QMM

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

No boxes, but women working.

Emma Major said...

I saw such sadness in this young woman and that's where my.poetry went

Kristin said...

I don't think I have been #40 before. A moving crate is involved and a 2 year old mystery is solved