Sepia Saturday

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This week’s prompt sent me hunting for photos with three

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The Field Museum, 1899

From the Allison V. Armour Expedition.

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National Library of Ireland, 1929

Smiling Irish flower girls

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Internet Archive, 1920

From the B & O Railroads Employee Magazine. I guess these kids were children of employees. Click here to see more inspired nostalgia.

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Sepia Saturday

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Careful!

This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt challenges bloggers to share photos of someone in (possible) danger.

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In the SMU Digital Collection I found an early parachuter coming down to earth in 1914.

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Above there’s a photo of a field fire from the San Diego Air & Space Museum. They estimate that the photo was taken between 1939 and 1960.

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From the Missouri State Archives I found this photo of a 1951 flood. That house is in danger of collapse.

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The Florida Memory photo shows a photo from a 1965 hurricane.

I hope you’re not in the midst of such disaster this week. Have you ever gone through a natural disaster? Do you like danger?

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 480 Header - Three Men In Bathing Suits (27 July 2019)

Who else thinks these suits are better than a Speedo?

Inspired by this week’s prompt, I’ve scoured Flickr Commons for bathing suits of bygone days. Here’s what I found.

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Bathing Beauties circa 1935, State Library of Queensland

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State Library of NSW, 1910

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Library of Congress, 1912

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Florida Memory 1924

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This week’s prompt sent me searching for people, particularly young people, playing stringed instruments. Here’s what I found.

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State Library of Queensland, 1905

The exposure of this photo of a boy playing the violin gives it an ethereal feeling.

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State Library of NSW, circa 1910

Henry Morton Nazareto Orchestra

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National Archives U.K. 1948

In the Cayman Islands

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LOC, 1930

Harpist at the Turkish Embassy

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Fishing, Old Weir, Killarney : National Library of Ireland (Sepia Saturday 476)

This week I’m going fishing for Sepia Saturday photos of fishing in the Flickr Commons pool.

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“Fishing Holiday” from The State Library of New South Wales, n.d.

 

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A Whopper! Missouri State Archives, 1914

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A Big Catch, OSU Special Collections, n.d. 

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Fish for Sale, Museum of Hartlepool (U.K.), 1930

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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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