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This week Sepia Saturday bloggers are transported back to the Gilded Age, to the mills.

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Saw mill, Ireland, 1901

I wouldn’t want to work here.

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Richmond Spring Mills, Tennessee, 1910

How old do you think that young, barefoot mill worker is?

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Weaving Silk in China

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France 18th Century weaving

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Doesn’t this look fun? Tranquil? I think some Impressionisth should have done a painting of this pair.

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National  Science and Media Museum, circa 1890

She looks intent. I bet she won.

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State Library of Queensland, 1930

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Australian National Maritime Museum, 1921

Mrs J Wilson and Miss Hastie winning the Ladies Double Sculls at the Pittwater Regatta.

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This week I’m most impressed with the women’s style (for the beach no less). Let me share photos and information about their elements of style.

Gibson Girl Hairstyles

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These Gibson Girl hairstyles have caught my attention on BBC productions set just before WWI. Popular in the Edwardian Era, illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, the Gibson Girl look consisted of cascades of hair pinned loosely on the head, a tall, healthy body showing the results of regular exercise like bicycling and an a emancipated spirit evinced by a young woman entering the workforce.


Here’e a how-to video. The first part on makeup is below.

Magnificent Hats

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The Ensemble

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These Edwardian fashion plates show you how to put your look together.

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Certainly, the hats and corset require perfect posture and probably weren’t the least bit comfortable, but the look is stylish and creative.vict f plate

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This week I’m inspired to find photos of newsboys. My paternal grandfather was a newsboy in his youth and I wish I had a photo of him in those days. He sold papers at a hospital in Chicago and even sold a paper to Teddy Roosevelt. Here are some photos of kids and newspapers.

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State Library of New South Wales, 1935

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New York City, 1910 | Source: Flickr Commons

Note the newsgirl above.  I thought only boys sold papers.

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Newsies in DC, 1912

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Dogs: What a wonderful prompt!

Positive image from a scan of a Powerhouse Museum, Tyrrell Collection, glass plate negative

circa 1900

Since my birthday is Wednesday, this photo from the Power Museum is apropos.

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National Museum of Ireland, 1912

According to the Flickr Commons site, the boy above is 9 years old.

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National Museum of Ireland, 1924

Before a hunt.

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Florida Memory, circa 1905

I love this trio. She’s got a great hat.

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Florida Memory, circa 1905

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School has started again for almost all schools here so I’m inspired to find some nostalgic photos related to learning.

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Domestic Science Cooking Class, 1913, Miami University

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Internet Archive, St. Nicholas Magazine, 1873

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Teacher Training, Hong Kong, n.d. National Archive U.K.

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Selling. This week’s prompt inspired me to share some photos of people selling things. Enjoy.

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National Archives, 1909

Selling newspapers

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N. Y. Public Library, 1939

Selling fish

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National Library of Ireland, 1916

Grocer

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