Sepia Saturday

Festival Meal (1909) : Liberas Collection, Flickr  (Sepia Saturday 507)

Today Sepia Saturday bloggers are challenged to share pictures of dinner parties, large or small.

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Clover Club, 1905 from Flickr Commons, Library Company of Philadelphia

The Clover Club was a men’s social club in Philadelphia. They even have their own cocktail. You can find the recipe here.


A Bohemian dinner party. 1885. Library of Congress.

Note the lack of food above.


Children’s table. 1919. Library of Congress.

Saying grace before Christmas dinner. Is the dog praying for scraps?


Dinner Party by George Hand Wright. 1900. Library of Congress.

I like the ease and elegance in the drawing above.


American Florists, 1885 from Flickr Commons, Internet Archive


St. Paul, MN chapter of B’nai Brith Women Donor Luncheon, 1955

6 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday

  1. Nice match to the prompt – large dinner parties, small dinner parties, a children’s party, a bohemian dinner party, even an absent dinner party. Well done. 🙂


  2. All good but the last two are my favorites. I can imagine the noisy chatter from dozens of florists, all men, discussing the merits of flower varieties and bouquet arrangements. And in the last one I like the women’s hats, a fashion that may never come back.


  3. Wonderful photos. The only florist Iknow are women, I wonder if there are still as many many male florists as there were is earlier times.


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