Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 481 : Theme Image - Man With Arm On A Saw


This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt challenges bloggers to share photos of someone in (possible) danger.

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In the SMU Digital Collection I found an early parachuter coming down to earth in 1914.

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Above there’s a photo of a field fire from the San Diego Air & Space Museum. They estimate that the photo was taken between 1939 and 1960.


From the Missouri State Archives I found this photo of a 1951 flood. That house is in danger of collapse.


The Florida Memory photo shows a photo from a 1965 hurricane.

I hope you’re not in the midst of such disaster this week. Have you ever gone through a natural disaster? Do you like danger?

5 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday

  1. I suppose it made sense to use two parachutes when testing one! Sadly the crushed house reminded me of news I read yesterday that parts of the Midwest are still covered by floodwaters from earlier this spring.


  2. Dangerous indeed! I am amazed by the flood photo. I grew up near the Susquehanna River in upstate New York, which at flood stage was terrifying. Fortunately, my childhood home was never flooded while we lived there — but in recent years a “500 year” flood inundated the neighborhood claiming many homes and forcing neighbors to permanently move to higher ground.


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