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Sepia Saturday

2014.07W45

This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is: Proverbs. Looking through Flickr Commons I found these three from Miami University’s collection. They’re Victorian ads, but beyond that there was no more information. Does anyone know anything about the A. Shuman store?

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A search on Bing got me more gems:

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There’s a lot o good proverbs on this week’s Sepia Saturday post.

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alan BURNETT
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 04:47:48

    Oh I rather like style No. 7. It would suit be down to the ground, that would. I wonder if it is still available.

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  2. Wendy
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 07:18:49

    The Shuman ads are my favorite – love the artwork and the attitude. They all seem to say “you get what you pay for,” but in such a more elegant and refined way.

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  3. Little Nell
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 10:30:34

    I love the way Shumans made up their own ‘proverbs’ – a bit finger-wagging though aren’t they?

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  4. boundforoz
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 18:53:52

    A cute collection.

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  5. La Nightingail
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 23:31:05

    In #7, how convenient it must have been to find a chair right out there in the middle of the woods. :))

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  6. La Nightingail
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 23:32:59

    Um, to clarify, that’s picture #7, not outfit #7

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  7. genepenn
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 19:01:12

    You’ve found a good collection to illustrate this week’s theme. Your comment on people dressing to go out – it is still in my genes – I change my clothes to go down the street and I look around me and wonder why do I bother, on the other hand my husband goes out in any old thing.

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  8. jofeath
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 01:44:26

    A fun collection! Proverbs like this have rather been thrown out the window these days, and no one appreciates having them quoted at them, especially if they have a disapproving or ‘I told you so’ tone.

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