Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Prompt Image 503 : 18 January 2020

This week I’m inspired to post nostalgic photos of swans.


Oregon State University archives, 1948


Lincoln Park Zoo, Field Museum Archives, 1900


State Library of New South Wales, 1035


Lincoln Park Zoo, Field Museum Archives, 1900

8 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday

  1. The neck-stretch of that swan in the third photo is something else! Whatever is being fed must be good. And that’s neat to include a photo of black swans as well.


  2. Here in Australia we have lots of black swans but they tried to introduce white swans through acclimatisation societies.


    • Black swans are native to Australia and we have lots on the lake very close to us. I think they are smaller than white swans. But when white swans were introduced to Ballarat in the nineteenth century they did not thrive and eventually died out in the mid twentieth century despite lots of care and attention.

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  3. My only encounter with “wild” swans was on British canals where the narrowboats can go no faster than a swan can paddle. And a determined swan can go even faster! At night black swans would be impossible to spot on the water.

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