Sepia Saturday

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So this week we’re prompted to share photos of wedding or stairs or people on stairs.


State Library of New South Wales, circa 1935

How’s that for a wedding photo! It’s such a stand out that I’m only sharing one image this week. What could come close!

I hope they lived happily ever after.

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Sepia Saturday

I made another short video for Sepia Saturday. I’ve used photos from my recent trip to the Charles Dawes House in Evanston. Charles Dawes was a diplomat and Coolidge’s Vice President. His house on Lake Michigan is now a museum with a collection of old gramophones and such. Their website doesn’t describe that collection so I’m not sure who donated the collection.

Sepia Saturday

This week I decided to try to make a video for my Sepia Saturday post. I used a free service called Spark by Adobe. It’s quite easy to use, but I’ll make a how-to video on using Spark this coming week.

I think that ballooning is such a romantic endeavor and still is. I haven’t been in an open air balloon, but would love to try it.

Sepia Saturday

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This week we’re prompted to post photos of photographers. Quite meta, huh?

I think the old days of big, bulky cameras is quite romantic, while the small compact cameras like the one with the lady holding a hair brush (for reasons that escape me).


Model, Tyne & Wear Museum, 1964 | Flickr Commons

I have no idea why she’s holding the brush like that. The description didn’t say.


Wilbur Wright, 1909, Library of Congress | Flickr Commons

Wilbur Wright is on the left of the photographer in France.


Dr. Mary Crawford, 1914, Library of Congress | Flickr Commons

Dr. Crawford was one of the doctors who went to American Ambulance Hospital in Paris during World War I in 1914.


Above is a group of photos of old cameras. I remember my first instamatic. It didn’t have the full flashbulb attachment, but I do remember those too.

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Trick photography. Illusions. What a fun prompt. Here’s what I found online:

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Victor Bracq via Photographischer Zeitvertreib (1903), From Mental Floss

This super example of rick photography was featured in a Mental Floss article called “7 Photographic Tricks, Hoaxes, and Fads Before Photoshop.”

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A tinted photo made with a mirror. (n.d.)

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Ghost Girls

Even with all the digital tools available, I think I’d have a hard time making such images.
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Nordlandsbåt ship, outside of the town of Svolvær in the Lofoten district, Nordland county, Norway.

Source: Flickr Commons, Library of Congress, 1890


Queen Mary, WWII, n.d.

Source: Flickr Commons, State Library of New South Wales


Source: Flickr Commons, State Library of  New South Wales, 1940


Launch party of HMS Champion, launched by Lady Cynthia Asquith at the Hebburn shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie, 29 May 1915

This one’s my favorite as I like the crowd assembled for the launch.

Source: Flickr Commons, Tyne & Wear Archive and Museum.

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Hat’s off to hats. For Sepia Saturday I thought I’d see what hats I could find from different countries. I searched through Flickr Commons for these.


Korea, Source: Cornell University Library, 1904



Japan. Source: National Library of Denmark, 1925


USA, Internet Archive, circa 1863


Australian War Memorial collection, 1913


Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, n.d.

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