Sepia Saturday

Karori Electric Tramway Postcard (Via Flickr Commons) Sepia Saturday 532

Karori Electric Tramway Postcard (Via Flickr Commons) Sepia Saturday 532

Every week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to post based on a prompt. This week’s prompt is the Karori Electric Tramway so I’ve hunted the archives of Flickr Commons for trams. Here are my findings.

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Steam Tram, 1879 | NSW State Archives,

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Cable Tram Trailer, 1907 | ibid

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Tram in Arnhem, 1921 | Stockholm Transport Museum

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Sheffield Tram, 1899 | ibid

Hats off to the 19th and early 20th century. They sure had some innovation and creativity in terms of invention.

Maybe we should be more humble about our era.

 

 

 

 

Sepia Saturday

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Sepia Saturday 521 Theme Image, Lincoln Nabraska in Colour

Every week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to post based on a prompt. This week’s prompt is fruit. I’ve only seen sidecars in movies and I’ve always thought they looked fun. Here’s three sidecars I discovered in Flickr Commons.

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Source: Flickr Commons, Internet Archive, Hooper’s Western Fruit Book, 1857

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Source: Flickr Commons, Internet Archive, Descriptive Catalog of Fruits, 1888

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Source: Flickr Commons, Internet Archive, Armstrong Nurseries, circa 1950

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watermelon seeds

tomato seeds

berry seeds

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Sepia Saturday

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Every week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share images based on a photo. This week we’re challenged to find photos inspired by this photo of three women who seem to be having tea or a picnic on a nice summer day.

I went over to Flickr Commons, which features archived images from all over the world and chose these photos.

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Seurat could have made a great painting of these folks.

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Source: Mennonite Church USA, n.d.

It looks like the 1940s or 50s. This family was in Argentina. Perhaps they were missionaries.

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Source: Provincial Archives of Alberta , 1943

A family having a roadside picnic.

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Sepia Saturday

Unknown Man With A Large Dog On His Head (Sepia Saturday 525)

This week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share photos inspired by the photo above.

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Internet Archive, 1901

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Internet Archive, 1911

From The New Book of the Dog : a comprehensive natural history of British dogs and their foreign relatives, with chapters on law, breeding, kennel management, and veterinary treatment” (1911).

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Did you know that Old English Sheepdogs were mainly used to drive cattle? Me neither.

Sepia Saturday

Tennis Players (1920s) Unknown Subjects and Location

This week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share images from way back when inspired by the photo above. So this week I’ve found some photos of tennis players.

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State Library of New South Wales, 1899

Hales Family Tennis Party

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Library of Congress, circa 1920

Actress Priscilla Dean ready for tennis.

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Library of Congress, circa 1925

Kumagae and Johnson (Flickr Commons had no information on Mr. Johnson, hence no link.)

How would you like to play tennis in the outfits worn in the first two

Sepia Saturday

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Sepia Saturday offers inspiration with a nostalgic of historic twist each week. This week we’re inspired by the photo above. I went hunting for images of women by windows. Here’s what I found via Flickr Commons.

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National Library of New South Wales, 1935. 

Yes, this icy chalet is in Australia, Mt. Kosciuszko.

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museum, 1963

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National Library of Ireland, 1954

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Sepia Saturday

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This week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers find photos with a gardening theme. I’m not a gardener and can’t think of any one in my family who has been.

Yet I admire gardeners and love visiting gardens. I can’t wait till the Chicago Botanic Garden reopens. Here’s what I found to share.

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Source: SMU Digital Library, Flickr Commons

Gardens, Monte Carlo, 1922

 

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Source: OSU on Flickr Commons

Garden, 1910

 

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Source: State Library of Queensland

Rose Garden, 1953

Sepia Saturday

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This week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers find photos of winners. It could be people with trophies, prizes, or awards and the winners. Here’s what I found.

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Source: Florida Memory, Flickr Commons, 1924

Beauty contestants above

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Source: National Library of Ireland (n.d.)

Pot hunters in rowing parlance were those who went to regattas just to win the cups with no credible opposition. Probably an insult to this eight who had a very successful season with three magnificent trophies to display for their efforts! Does any other sport have such ornate and magnificent trophies as rowing? In those days novices were known as maidens though none of these lads look in any way maidenly. Who were they, whom did they represent and what was the silverware awarded for?

Coincidentally just now Irish and other nations crews are competing at all age levels including the “Home” internationals, the World championships and very soon the “Coupe de Jeunesse”! Good luck and best wishes to all concerned.

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Internet Archive via Flickr Commons 1908

No more information. I wonder what the dog won.

Sepia Saturday

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Our inspiration for Sepia Saturday this week is the image of three modern men sitting at a café table at what looks like a parking lot. Ah, the days of a pint in the sun without social distancing.

I found another pre-pandemic photo. Below the people seem to be perfect for a Renoir painting.

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Library of Congress. In Grassis. Circa 1915

Those were the days, n’est pas?

Sepia Saturday

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Another week of inspiration from Sepia Saturday, my source of inspiration for nostalgia or history. The photo above reminded me of the two young criminals Leopold and Loeb. Note the boys above look like fine, upstanding citizens. But so did the pair of wealthy boys from Chicago, who schemed to commit murder.

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While in their 20s partners in crime Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb carried out their plot to kidnap and murder 14 year old Bobby Frank. They requested $10,000 ransom from their victim’s parents.

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Loeb (l) and Leopold (r)

Clarence Darrow defended the pair in court and convinced the judge to give them life in prison rather than the death sentence. Many books and some films have told their story.

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