Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Theme Images - 429  28th July 2018

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Nordlandsbåt ship, outside of the town of Svolvær in the Lofoten district, Nordland county, Norway.

Source: Flickr Commons, Library of Congress, 1890

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Queen Mary, WWII, n.d.

Source: Flickr Commons, State Library of New South Wales

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Source: Flickr Commons, State Library of  New South Wales, 1940

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Launch party of HMS Champion, launched by Lady Cynthia Asquith at the Hebburn shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie, 29 May 1915

This one’s my favorite as I like the crowd assembled for the launch.

Source: Flickr Commons, Tyne & Wear Archive and Museum.

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4 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday

  1. A neat mix! I’ve never heard of the Nordlandsbåt type boat though I recognize its viking origins. There appears to be a crewman standing center on top the cargo. Logs? Fish? Slippery?
    In 1968 after my father’s US Army assignment to Germany ended, my family returned to the US on a US Navy passenger ship. It was nothing like those 3 giant liners but it was an unforgettable thrill to cross the Atlantic in a ship.

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  2. The Nordlandsbåt ship is just gorgeous! As is the smaller rowboat beside it. It reminds me of the Draken Harald Hårfagre, a modern Viking ship that I visited in 2016 when it was anchored in New York City. I can still smell the linseed oil they used to seal the wood, evoked by the photo posted here.

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  3. That first ship is beautiful. I like the assembled crowd shot too. I wonder what the choir boys sang that day?

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