Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 460 : 9 March 2019

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and it’s this week’s inspiration for Sepia Saturday. Look what I found on the theme.

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Source: Nationaal Archief, Flickr Commons, 1951

I didn’t know ostriches liked to read.

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Mennonite Archives, Flickr Commons, n.d.

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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.

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“The Reader,” B. Morisot, 1888

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Reading, Picasso, 1932

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Nurse Reading to a little Girl, M. Cassat, 1895

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Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 459 : 2 March 2019

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.

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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.

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From Pacific Wine & Spirit Review, 1893

 

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From “The real Latin Quarter,” 1901

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National Library of Ireland, Waterford distillery, 1936

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Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 457 : 16 February 2019

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.

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At Christmas, Marshall Fields, n.d.

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Outside Marshall Fields, 1910

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Drawing of NY’s Macy’s Window, circa 1910

 

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Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 456 : 9 February 2019

The image above inspired me to find photos of people cooking. Here’s what I found.

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Source: Library of Congress 

Pratt Institute Cooking Class, 1915. Preparing men to cook for the army and navy.

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Source: California Historical Society, n.d.

Label, Virden’s Pure Lard.

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National Library of Ireland, 1896

At Adar’s Bakehouse in Waterford, Ireland.

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Source: Miami University Library, 1913

A domestic science class Ohio State Normal College.

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Source: Florida Memory, 1949

At a round up.

 

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 455 : 2 February 2019

This week’s prompt inspired me to find some photos with straw hats. Here’s what I saw on Flickr Commons.

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For a 1951 ad

From State Library of Queensland.

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Radio hat. Wired for sound. Nationaal Archief, n.d.

Invented by an American. Sadly, there’s no year given.

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Portrait, circa 1909. State Library of Queensland

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 454 : 26 January 2019

This week’s challenge inspired me to find images of old cars. Here’s what I found on Flickr Commons.

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Source SDASM Archives, 1920s

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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.