Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and it’s this week’s inspiration for Sepia Saturday. Look what I found on the theme.
Source: Nationaal Archief, Flickr Commons, 1951
I didn’t know ostriches liked to read.
Mennonite Archives, Flickr Commons, n.d.
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.
“The Reader,” B. Morisot, 1888
Reading, Picasso, 1932
Nurse Reading to a little Girl, M. Cassat, 1895
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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.
These capture a by-gone era with the clean-cut attire and the traditional gender roles.
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This week an image of a wine shop is our inspiration. I searched for images relating to wine and alcohol and the making of both.
From Pacific Wine & Spirit Review, 1893
Ads from the 1920s
From “The real Latin Quarter,” 1901
National Library of Ireland, Waterford distillery, 1936
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I love the old time department stores so this prompt has inspired me to find photos of their windows. I grew up visiting Marshall Fields in Chicago. My grandmother and mother would take me there and it was always a big deal. Such elegance. Such service.
Regrettably, we’ll soon have robots running the stores, which won’t be the same, not by a long shot. Below are some images from Marshall Fields and other retailers that evoke that charm and warmth of nostalgia.
At Christmas, Marshall Fields, n.d.
Outside Marshall Fields, 1910
Drawing of NY’s Macy’s Window, circa 1910
Weibolt’s Department Store, 1969
Oldsmobile, Washington, DC 1920s
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The image above inspired me to find photos of people cooking. Here’s what I found.
Source: Library of Congress
Pratt Institute Cooking Class, 1915. Preparing men to cook for the army and navy.
Source: California Historical Society, n.d.
Label, Virden’s Pure Lard.
National Library of Ireland, 1896
At Adar’s Bakehouse in Waterford, Ireland.
Source: Miami University Library, 1913
A domestic science class Ohio State Normal College.
Source: Florida Memory, 1949
At a round up.
This week’s prompt inspired me to find some photos with straw hats. Here’s what I saw on Flickr Commons.
For a 1951 ad
From State Library of Queensland.
Radio hat. Wired for sound. Nationaal Archief, n.d.
Invented by an American. Sadly, there’s no year given.
Portrait, circa 1909. State Library of Queensland
This week’s challenge inspired me to find images of old cars. Here’s what I found on Flickr Commons.
Source SDASM Archives, 1920s
Source: Fotoarkivet, n.d., a chocolate factory car
I was going to share some videos from Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” but now their only available on Netflix. It’s a shame. That show planted a bee in my bonnet to buy a vintage car.