Sepia Saturday

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Down under it’s warm and people can swim outdoors. Here are some images from the past who show us swimming way back when. If you would like to see more responses to this prompt, visit the links on Sepia Saturday.

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Mrs. Whitehead’s Life Saving Team, 1906, Australia National Maritime Museum

Tea break at the Holborn Oasis - an outdoor swimming pool in London, 1955

Tea Time at the Pool, London, 1955

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Pier Club Mom, Surfers, 1932

Sepia Saturday

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This prompt has inspired me to find and share photos of couples.

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My Favorite. National Library of New South Wales, circa 1939

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Source: LlGCNLW, circa 1945

Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra singing “Tea for Two and Two for Tea.” I didn’t know all the lyrics. Then they sing a medley that’s delightful.

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National Library of Denmark, n.d.

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National Library of Ireland, 1911

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Sepia Saturday

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This week we’re tripping the light fantastic and sharing photos about dancers or dancing.

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Valentina Blinova in L’Oiseau de feu [The Firebird], Ballets Russes, Sydney, 1936-1937 / Max Dupain

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Russian ballet dancer. Source: National Library of Australia. Circa 1936.

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Greek Dancing, British Museum, 1890

 

How to Dance the Charleston

Singing in the Rain

STOMP

Sepia Saturday

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This week’s prompt takes us to cemeteries or graveyards. I really don’t visit ancestors graves. I do visit graves in other countries, but never those of relatives as I don’t believe that’s where they are. I have no problem with others visiting them.

So this week I’ll find some photos I’ve found of noted writers’ tombstones.

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Jane Austen’s gravestone

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Shakespeare’s tombstone

 

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Poets’ Corner

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William Butler Yeats’ epitaph is my favorite. Do you have a favorite epitaph?

Sepia Saturday

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This week I’ll dig around and share some family portraits I’ve found. First a couple of my family.

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Kelly – Stahl Clan, Christmas Eve 2017

 

You may notice the funny glasses and the kids in what look like garbage bags. One of our traditions is to exchange gag gifts. This year we all got funny glow-in-the-dark glasses. All the kids got “Sauna Suits,” which were black plastic suits that make you sweat and possibly lose weight.

Here are some photos from the Flickr Commons:

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Field Museum, South American Expedition, 1923

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Ibid

 

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Source: Library of Virginia, n.d.

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Japanese ambassador to Germany & Family, circa 1912. Source: Library of Congress

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Source: Library of Virginia, n.d.

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Lapland