Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 462 : 23 March 2019

Odd poses? Let’s see what I can dig up with that.

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Billy Sunday. Library of Congress, 1917

It looks like Billy Sunday, the professional baseball player turned preacher, is doing yoga in a suit in his home.

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Ruth St. Denis, NY Public Library, 1923

Of course, a dancer like Ruth St. Denis would strike some dramatic poses like this one for her Burmese dance.

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Police dog, State Library of NSW, n.d.

I wonder whom he’s calling? Did they just have phones on poles like this scattered across the region?

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State Library of Queensland, circa 1905

My query for “pose” yielded this. Everyone’s so cooperative looking straight into the camera. I’m struck by the kids’ shoes. No velcro there. Also, the boy’s outfit sure shows the era.

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7 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday

  1. Some great fun poses here. Love the kidlets with the sheep. Since it appears to be a studio shot, I’m assuming that’s not a real sheep. 🙂

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  2. Sometimes the pose is the result of the subject and at other times it’s the photographer’s inspiration. I like the dancer’s costume but I think the photographer timed the camera just right to capture the dynamic movement.

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  3. I chuckled my way thru your post. Particularly like the dog and phone, but was hard to choose. Great.

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