Sepia Saturday

Each week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to respond to a historic or nostalgic photos. For some reason the first thought that came to me about this week’s photo is the Algonquin Round Table, a group of witty writers, critics and actors who would meet for lunch at the Algonquin Hotel.

Source: ‘Algonquin round Table’ (n.d.)

Algonquin Round Table: (standing, left to rightArt Samuels and Harpo Marx; (sittingCharles MacArthurDorothy Parker, and Alexander Woollcott

Algonquin Round Table by Al Hirshfield
By Carl Purcell

There’s something attractive about a group of smart, funny people meeting everyday and exchanging stories and barbs and working together on projects. They put on plays, vacationed together on an island in Vermont and played numerous pranks on each other.

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5 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday

  1. Great selection of Algonquin Round Table depictions. I never realized that Harpo Marx was part of the crew!


  2. A perfect match to the prompt! Some of my favorite memories in ‘show business’ is of the cast gathering together after a performance to eat, drink, & be merry recalling tales of other performances and some of the hilarious mistakes that were made. I’d sometimes go home after a show with my ribs aching from laughing so much & so hard. Great times! 🙂


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