Sepia Saturday

Market Place, Locarno, Italy 1947 (Third Party Album)
This week’s Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share images of marketplaces, vendors, bikes or anything in the photo above that catches your imagination.


En route to the market – Imange the noise

A peddler’s truck. Source: Netherland’s National Archive. 1930s.


Flower seller (either Switzerland or Belgium)

Source: Tyne & Wear Archives. 1928


Fishmongers | London 1910

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Some photos of the market near me in Jinan.



Word of the Week

baby-milk-bottle1Milk Bank: n. a bank for human milk for babies whose mothers can’t breastfeed.

Talking with a patron the other day I learned that the oldest service of a Woman’s Club she belongs to (one her grandmother was part of) was a milk bank where well off women would pump their milk for women who had none. The milk was given to women who couldn’t afford a wet nurse. (Also the practice of wet nurses diminished in the 19th century.)

The Evanston Women’s Club no longer has a milk bank, but The Milk Bank in Indiana still provides this service. In Vietnam, South Africa and probably other countries.

Which Way Challenge


Miniso entrance, Seoul

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets, exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.


Jakarta Airport


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