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Ginny & Bob – August 27, 1960

Each week the folks at Sepia Saturday choose a theme for people to post on. This week’s theme is “Love and Marriage.” and it just so happens that it’s my parents’ (above) wedding anniversary. Below I’ve posted public domain photos, dost of which had little in terms of metadata i.e. descriptions. Still they caught my attention.

If you’d like to see more nostalgic wedding photos, head over to Sepia Saturday.

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Edith Cowan the 1st female member of Australia’s parliament (1921)

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is of a man walking down a city street.

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This photo shows members of the Pennsylvania delegation of the Republican party walking into the national convention held in Chicago in 1912 according to the Library of Congress. I’m wondering how and why women attended since they couldn’t vote in an election till 1920.

To see more Sepia Saturday photos, click here.

 

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Source: National Library of Ireland

I found a group portrait on the National Library of Ireland’s Flickr Commons’ page. The photo was taken in December, 1924.

What do you think of their costumes?

You can see more Sepia Saturday photos here.

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I wasn’t sure what this week’s prompt picture depicted till I read the description. It’s a typesetter at work. So I decided to look for printing devices and a printer at work on Flickr Commons. All the images I’ve used come from the Internet Archives’ Flickr Commons collection. For more Sepia Saturday photos, you’ll find links to several here.

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1918, from a book on industrial education

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1920 From a book on Canadian printers and printing

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Circa 1920, from a book on preventative medicine. Go figure.

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Sepia Saturday’s prompt is a photo of Queen Elizabeth II and her sister. I’d like to honor the Queen on her 90th birthday so I’m sharing a photo of her and Prince Philip on a train in the Yukon.

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt shows multiple images of a baby. It’s the sort of wallet sized sheet of photos we’d order at school.

I thought I’d run with multiple births, not quite repetitious, but close in a fascinating way.

How’d you like to be the parent of  twins or triplets? Quadruplets (none shown) or quintuplets?

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Texas State Archives, “Tom & Cullen,” n.d.

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Dunda Museum & Archives, n.d.

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Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream . . .

This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt led me to seek out row boating photos from the archives of Flickr Commons.

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Above a lass named Mary Price is out for a row with a young man near Eastpoint, Florida. Florida Memory dates the image between 1898 and 1912.7680378546_b7f30e7234_z (1)

The Australian National Maritime Museum is looking for help dating and placing this photo. Anyone who can help, please click here.

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Above is the Stanford University crew rowing on the Hudson River between 1900 and 1915. The image is from the Library of Congress.

 

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt led me to find some photos of vintage hotels, that I wish I could travel back in time to and stay in to enjoy the elegance.

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Palmer House, Chicago

 

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Jerome Hotel, Aspen – looks desolate here but was plush in its prime

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Sherman House, Chicago

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When I saw these boys playing marbles, I figured I could find some photos of the Easter Egg Roll at the White House and I’d be close enough to the theme and the holiday spirit.

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Warren Sonnemann holds his winning Easter basket, April 2, 1923.

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Kids of all ages roll Easter Eggs, April 2, 1923.

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Children at the White House Easter Egg Roll pose, April 17, 1922.

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This week’s prompt made me think of fountains and real sepia tones. So I went with both.

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According to the Library Company of Philadelphia, the image above is probably taken at the entrance of Fairmont Park and no date is given. My guess is 19th century.

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According to comments on Flickr Commons, this Cornell University Library photo is most likely from Mexico City. The library holds the image in the A.D. White Architectural Photography collection and estimates the date at 1885-1895.

 

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The week’s final fountain photo is from New South Wales. It’s a drinking fountain that was taken before 1885.

Visit Sepia Saturday for more fountain-inspired photos from days gone by.

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