Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Theme Image 470 : 18 May 2019

I admit the last two Sepia Saturday prompts stumped me, but this one I’ve got. I had no problems finding photos of glorious ships from the past.

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Library of Congress, circa 1915

I’d love to take a voyage in one of these.

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Swedish National Heritage Board, 1933

O Captain! My Captain!

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

Walt Whitman

Photograph

Australian Maritime Museum, 1915

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This week’s prompt sent me searching for images with nuns and kids throughout time.

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Source: Nationaal Archief

A nun playing something like ring-around-the-rosie with kindergarteners in theNetherlands.

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Source: British Museum, 1880

Look at the hats on these students, very Spanish.

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Sister Honora, Beverley Hills Catholic School (n.d.)

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Market Place, Locarno, Italy 1947 (Third Party Album)
This week’s Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share images of marketplaces, vendors, bikes or anything in the photo above that catches your imagination.

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En route to the market – Imange the noise

A peddler’s truck. Source: Netherland’s National Archive. 1930s.

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Flower seller (either Switzerland or Belgium)

Source: Tyne & Wear Archives. 1928

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Fishmongers | London 1910

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Some photos of the market near me in Jinan.

 

 

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This week’s prompt made me search for photos of twins. Here’s what I found on Flickr Commons.

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Australia Maritime Museum, 1908

Aileen and Dora Woods (above)

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National Library of Wales, circa 1959

The Welsh title: Dau efaill ifanc o Landderfel sy’n godro’r fuwch bob dydd er mwyn cael llaeth i’w cathod of the photo above.

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State Archives of North Carolina, n.d.

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Library of Queensland, 1930

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Sepia Saturday 462 : 23 March 2019

Odd poses? Let’s see what I can dig up with that.

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Billy Sunday. Library of Congress, 1917

It looks like Billy Sunday, the professional baseball player turned preacher, is doing yoga in a suit in his home.

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Ruth St. Denis, NY Public Library, 1923

Of course, a dancer like Ruth St. Denis would strike some dramatic poses like this one for her Burmese dance.

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Police dog, State Library of NSW, n.d.

I wonder whom he’s calling? Did they just have phones on poles like this scattered across the region?

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State Library of Queensland, circa 1905

My query for “pose” yielded this. Everyone’s so cooperative looking straight into the camera. I’m struck by the kids’ shoes. No velcro there. Also, the boy’s outfit sure shows the era.

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Sepia Saturday 461 : 16 March 2019

Kids dancing: timeless and this week’s inspiration for Sepia Saturday. I wanted some variety: proms, sock hops, the Charleston, what have you.

What gives with the shoes at a sock hop?

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The Charleston, n.d.

The young man’s hair reminds me of the 1950s.

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Square dancing, Helvetia Fair, n.d.

But they’re wearing shoes. Wikipedia states that at sock hops dancers removed their shoes. Hmm.

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