Sculpture Saturday

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Washington DC

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger.

This July Fourth week I’m sharing a photo of Abraham Lincoln’s sculpture at the Lincoln Memorial. I hope no one breaks it down.

To join in, what you need to do is:

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.

To see more sculptures, click here. Then you’ll get to the page where everyone links their posts.

Sepia Saturday

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Sepia Saturday bloggers are challenged this week to share photos inspired by the family portrait above. I decided to find some famous families all together.

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Queen Elizabeth II & family

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Teddie Roosevelt’s Family

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The Lincoln’s

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Queen Victoria and her children

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Kaiser Wilhelm II & Family

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Japanese Imperial Family, 2008

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Kennedy Family portrait

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Last Imperial Korean family, Jeoseon Period

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

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Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share photos of subjects that begin with either K or L. What will you share?

For more black and white photos from this week’s theme click here.

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Young Mr. Lincoln

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I really enjoyed Henry Fonda in director John Ford’s Young Mr. Lincoln. The film is fictionalized but based on an actual murder trial Abraham Lincoln worked on. Honest Abe leaves Indiana for Springfield, Illinois. Once there he does a poor country family a good turn and they pay him by giving him a barrel full of law books, which prompts him to learn law.

Later one summer he meets the lovely, Mary Todd, but he’s shy and awkward. At a summer festival two brothers from the country get into a fight with a town jerk and the jerk winds up dead. The locals are ready to lynch the outsiders but Abe steps in and turns them around with his wit.

It looks like the brothers have no chance for justice, but Abe takes the case.

Fonda does look like a young Abe. The cadence of his voice sounds small town. The film was enjoyable and would make good family viewing.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten

Honest Abe, Springfield, IL

Honest Abe, Springfield, IL

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Madonna and Child, New Orleans

Madonna and Child, New Orleans

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. 2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag. 3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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