Sepia Saturday

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This week bloggers are challenged to share photos of police. To see more posts on this week’s prompt, click here.

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Coral Gables Police, 1926, from Florida Memory on Flickr Commons

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From Bell Telephone Magazine, 1922, from Internet Archives
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Mounted police, New York, 1911 from LOC, Flickr Commons.

From around the world:

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Indian and Chinese police, 1910, University of Washington, Flickr Commons

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French police, 19302

 

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<strong>Floods can be so devastating, yet these kids are making the best of it. Here are some historic floods from Flickr Commons. Click here to see more blogs with Sepia Saturday posts.

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Brisbane, 1893 from State Library of Queensland.

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Lanceton, Tasmania, 1929 from Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

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Luxor n.d. from NY Public Library</strong>

 

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This week Sepia Saturday is taking everyone to an amusement park or beach. I’m not much of a beach person with all the sand that gets everywhere and my easily sunburnt skin so here are some shots of amusement parks.

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Source: Field Museum, Flickr Commons

Above is the world’s first Ferris Wheel, described in detail in The Devil and the White City. It was made for the World’s Fair in 1893 in Chicago.

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Coney island, circa 1910, Source: LOC

Isn’t this stereoscope cool? It’s of Coney Island in New York. Another circa 1910 Coney Island photo shows the Bridge of Laughs.

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I had to include the sort of amusement park for little kids that my grandparents would take me to. Kiddieland had simple rides like this little train which where just right for the young. I wish I had some photos of my cousins and siblings at Kiddieland with our grandparents.

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At South Shields. Source: Tyne & Wear, 1950

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Union Station,Chicago

There’s no dining room or lunch counter in the station anymore, but Union Station has remodeled some lounges to return their old glory.

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The Berghoff Restaurant

This Chicago establishment is still in business, though on a smaller scale. I’ve been here a few times with my father. If you’re in the Loop, it’s worth a try.

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Marshall Field’s Walnut Room, Gilded Age

Marshall Field’s department story was “the” Chicago place to shop. It’s where Harry Selfridge got his start and Field was a great innovator in retail and a real estate mogul. (For much of his career he was the richest man in Chicago. Books have been written about Marshall Fields’ professional and personal life. He’s been featured in some novels. In Prairie Avenue he’s represented by Mr. Kennerly.)

My grandmother would take my siblings and I to Marshall Fields for lunch and shopping. We’d either eat in the Walnut Room or the Narcissus Room, where I loved to watch the gold fish in the fountain. 

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The fountain had goldfish

The menu’s highlights were it’s Field’s salad and hot fudge sundae, which what I’d still say is the best chocolate sauce ever.

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Did your grandparents take you to eat anywhere special?

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This weeks prompt shows happy people wading in the water. Now that we’re getting some warm weather in the Midwest, thinking about sunny days spent swimming seems reasonable.

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State Library of New South Wales, 1908

These friends sure have great smiles and modest suits.

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Florida Memories, 1949

Even my friends and I could do that.

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Nationaal Archief, n.d.

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Improvised sunscreen, Nationaal Archief, n.d.

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Playing board games has always been a favorite pastime of mine. I especially like backgammon, checkers, and Risk. My family often played Monopoly, but we never finished a game. Fun though they were, the games went on and on.

Here are some nostalgic photos of board games.

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From “Our Domestic Animals,” 1907

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Florida Checkers Championship, 1957

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Australian ship, 1934

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In Japan, the game go is very big. There are movies like March Comes in Like a Lion and television broadcasts of tournaments.

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