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Sepia Saturday

This week’s prompt is of a silhouette artist preparing to create some silhouettes. Thus I thought I’d see what silhouettes I could find.

First the Library of Congress had this one of a debutante lighting a cigarette by a window. She looks like someone out of The Great Gatsby, doesn’t she?

Debutante, 1920

Debutante, 1920

The Library of Congress also has some paper silhouettes (i.e. not photos) such as these of Gerry Mulligan’s parents. (Mulligan was a jazz musician.)

sil parents

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Little Nell
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 10:46:17

    That first silhouette captures a mood perfectly.

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  2. Deb Gould
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 13:18:02

    Love the fact that you can actually see the flame on the match in the first one — it does set the mood!

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  3. anneyoungau
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 14:23:54

    Very jazz age

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  4. luvviealex
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 20:07:38

    I love that first photo. How times have changed.

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  5. Mike Brubaker
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 22:43:48

    The image of a woman with a cigarette was once so seductive and now seems so wrong. By coincidence my story this weekend is also about the parents of a jazz saxophone.

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  6. La Nightingail
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 23:28:24

    The paper silhouettes are beautifully done.

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  7. jofeath
    Nov 22, 2014 @ 06:20:07

    I guess silhouettes are what you get if a subject poses side on in front of a brightly lit background.

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  8. Bob Scotney
    Nov 22, 2014 @ 07:22:42

    Perfect silhouette.

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  9. Teresa Wilson Rogers
    Nov 22, 2014 @ 13:43:13

    Wonderful examples! I used to collect old framed silhouettes so really enjoy them!

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  10. Alan Burnett
    Nov 23, 2014 @ 06:18:55

    Oh, that is a very fine photograph indeed.

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