Sepia Saturday

Market Place, Locarno, Italy 1947 (Third Party Album)
This week’s Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share images of marketplaces, vendors, bikes or anything in the photo above that catches your imagination.

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En route to the market – Imange the noise

A peddler’s truck. Source: Netherland’s National Archive. 1930s.

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Flower seller (either Switzerland or Belgium)

Source: Tyne & Wear Archives. 1928

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Fishmongers | London 1910

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Some photos of the market near me in Jinan.

 

 

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Sepia Saturday

Joan And The Pedalo : Lake Maggiore, Italy. 1947 (Third Party Album)

This week’s prompt inspires me to think of summer and water sports.

Photographs of Camden area taken by Theresa Parker Babb between 1898-1900.  Theresa was the wife of Knox Mill superintendent C.W. Babb (1863-1956), and she was the grandmother of the donor, Janan Babb Vaughn.  Theresa Babb was born in 1868 and died in 194

1899 Source: Camden Public Library

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Source: George Eastman Museum, 1905

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Folks in a row boat, 1910 | Flickr Commons

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This week’s prompt made me search for photos of twins. Here’s what I found on Flickr Commons.

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Australia Maritime Museum, 1908

Aileen and Dora Woods (above)

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National Library of Wales, circa 1959

The Welsh title: Dau efaill ifanc o Landderfel sy’n godro’r fuwch bob dydd er mwyn cael llaeth i’w cathod of the photo above.

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State Archives of North Carolina, n.d.

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Library of Queensland, 1930

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Sepia Saturday 462 : 23 March 2019

Odd poses? Let’s see what I can dig up with that.

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Billy Sunday. Library of Congress, 1917

It looks like Billy Sunday, the professional baseball player turned preacher, is doing yoga in a suit in his home.

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Ruth St. Denis, NY Public Library, 1923

Of course, a dancer like Ruth St. Denis would strike some dramatic poses like this one for her Burmese dance.

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Police dog, State Library of NSW, n.d.

I wonder whom he’s calling? Did they just have phones on poles like this scattered across the region?

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State Library of Queensland, circa 1905

My query for “pose” yielded this. Everyone’s so cooperative looking straight into the camera. I’m struck by the kids’ shoes. No velcro there. Also, the boy’s outfit sure shows the era.

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Sepia Saturday 461 : 16 March 2019

Kids dancing: timeless and this week’s inspiration for Sepia Saturday. I wanted some variety: proms, sock hops, the Charleston, what have you.

What gives with the shoes at a sock hop?

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The Charleston, n.d.

The young man’s hair reminds me of the 1950s.

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Square dancing, Helvetia Fair, n.d.

But they’re wearing shoes. Wikipedia states that at sock hops dancers removed their shoes. Hmm.

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Sepia Saturday 460 : 9 March 2019

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and it’s this week’s inspiration for Sepia Saturday. Look what I found on the theme.

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Source: Nationaal Archief, Flickr Commons, 1951

I didn’t know ostriches liked to read.

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Mennonite Archives, Flickr Commons, n.d.

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Florida Memories, Flickr Commons, 1940

Woman in Sarasota reading (with schadenfreude) of the harsh winter weather up north.

I started wondering about what artists have done to portray reading. Here’s what I found.

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“The Reader,” B. Morisot, 1888

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Reading, Picasso, 1932

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Nurse Reading to a little Girl, M. Cassat, 1895

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Sepia Saturday 459 : 2 March 2019

Cooking, tasting, food – this week’s Sepia Saturday prompt challenges us to find images from the past on this theme. I’ve narrowed it down to men cooking in the 1950s.

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These capture a by-gone era with the clean-cut attire and the traditional gender roles.

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