Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 400 Header : 6 January 2018

This week I’ll dig around and share some family portraits I’ve found. First a couple of my family.

family xmas 2017

Kelly – Stahl Clan, Christmas Eve 2017


You may notice the funny glasses and the kids in what look like garbage bags. One of our traditions is to exchange gag gifts. This year we all got funny glow-in-the-dark glasses. All the kids got “Sauna Suits,” which were black plastic suits that make you sweat and possibly lose weight.

Here are some photos from the Flickr Commons:


Field Museum, South American Expedition, 1923

family peru



lib of va

Source: Library of Virginia, n.d.


Japanese ambassador to Germany & Family, circa 1912. Source: Library of Congress


Source: Library of Virginia, n.d.




10 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday

  1. Looks like a fun family event! I could use a Sauna Suit too.
    It’s interesting to contrast your group’s arrangement with the formality of the earlier photos. I suspect carefully arranged photos are less common these days because there is no longer any limitation on the number of photos because of film or lighting.

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  2. The tradition of gag gifts on Christmas Eve sounds like a lot of fun! Wonderful family photo!


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