Sepia Saturday

Bleach Room Boys (Sepia Saturday 475)

I’m sharing photos of 3 boys this week for Sepia Saturday. Yes, the prompt shows young workers, but I was inspired to take a look at boys.

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Source: Preus Museum, n.d. | “Happy Boys”

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Source: Library of Congress, 1910 | Pin boys in Lowell, MA

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Source: Library of Congress, 1910 | Cigar factory, Tampa, FL

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Source: Florida Memory, circa 1947 | Playing cowboy

I thought I’d share a poem that celebrates boyhood.

The Barefoot Boy

by John Greenleaf Whittier

Blessings on thee, little man,
Barefoot boy, with cheek of tan!
With thy turned-up pantaloons,
And thy merry whistled tunes;
With thy red lip, redder still
Kissed by strawberries on the hill;
With the sunshine on thy face,
Through thy torn brim’s jaunty grace;
From my heart I give thee joy, –
I was once a barefoot boy!
Prince thou art, – the grown-up man
Only is republican.

Let the million-dollared ride!
Barefoot, trudging at his side,
Thou hast more than he can buy
In the reach of ear and eye, –
Outward sunshine, inward joy:
Blessings on thee, barefoot boy!

Oh for boyhood’s painless play,
Sleep that wakes in laughing day,
Health that mocks the doctor’s rules,
Knowledge never learned of schools,
Of the wild bee’s morning chase,
Of the wild-flower’s time and place,
Flight of fowl and habitude
Of the tenants of the wood;
How the tortoise bears his shell,
How the woodchuck digs his cell,
And the ground-mole sinks his well;
How the robin feeds her young,
How the oriole’s nest is hung;

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Sepia Saturday

Country Curch, Sharp County - Sepia Saturday 474

I’m sharing photos of churches this week for Sepia Saturday. In this neck of the woods our old churches are far more beautiful than the newer ones.

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Australian Historical Society, 1910

St. John’s Parramatta, built in 1810. Oldest church in Parramatta.

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Swedish National Heritage Board, 1937

St. Peter’s Church, Caen France
Doesn’t it remind you of Notre Dame? Building began in the 13th century and continued into the 16th.

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Swedish Heritage Foundation, 1870

Visby Cathedral, Gotland, Sweden

Below are a few churches I’ve visited. If you click on the image, you’ll see the name and place.

 

 

 

Sepia Saturday

Letter Carrier With Horse And Cart (Sepia Saturday 473)

This week I’m inspired to find images of horses and carriages.

 

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Stanley Park

Source: Vancouver Public Library, n.d.

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Valamo Monestary, Russia

Source: Swedish National Heritage Board

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Mail Collection Wagons

Source: Smithsonian Museum, 1905

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Rural Free Delivery Carrier, place unknown

Source: Smithsonian Institute, 1905

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Sepia Saturday Theme Image 472 : 1 June 2019

This week’s prompt inspired me to find photos of writers.

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Ezra Pound, John Quinn, Ford Maddox Ford, James Joyce, Columbia University

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Sir Walter Scott & Friends (see list below)

Above: Thomas Thomson, James Ballantyne, Archibald Constable, Thomas Campbell, Tom Moore, Sir Adam Fergusson, Francis Jeffrey, William Wordsworth, John Gibson Lockhart, George Crabbe, Henry Mackenzie, Scott, and (on footstool) James Hogg. Retrieved from http://www.walterscott.lib.ed.ac.uk/cc031.html.

 

 

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Theme Image 47 : 25 May 2019

 

I’m struck by all these wonderful hats in this photo.

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Nationaal Archief Nederlands, n.d.

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Millinery Shop, Canada, 1905

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Internet Archive, circa 1918

This dapper man sure can sport a hat. He looks familiar, but I can’t place him. Can you?

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Theme Image 470 : 18 May 2019

I admit the last two Sepia Saturday prompts stumped me, but this one I’ve got. I had no problems finding photos of glorious ships from the past.

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Library of Congress, circa 1915

I’d love to take a voyage in one of these.

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Swedish National Heritage Board, 1933

O Captain! My Captain!

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

Walt Whitman

Photograph

Australian Maritime Museum, 1915

Sepia Saturday

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This week’s prompt sent me searching for images with nuns and kids throughout time.

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Source: Nationaal Archief

A nun playing something like ring-around-the-rosie with kindergarteners in theNetherlands.

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Source: British Museum, 1880

Look at the hats on these students, very Spanish.

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Sister Honora, Beverley Hills Catholic School (n.d.)

Anyone want to guess what TV show the boy was in?

Answer

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