Sepia Saturday

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This week Sepia Saturday is taking everyone to an amusement park or beach. I’m not much of a beach person with all the sand that gets everywhere and my easily sunburnt skin so here are some shots of amusement parks.

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Source: Field Museum, Flickr Commons

Above is the world’s first Ferris Wheel, described in detail in The Devil and the White City. It was made for the World’s Fair in 1893 in Chicago.

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Coney island, circa 1910, Source: LOC

Isn’t this stereoscope cool? It’s of Coney Island in New York. Another circa 1910 Coney Island photo shows the Bridge of Laughs.

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I had to include the sort of amusement park for little kids that my grandparents would take me to. Kiddieland had simple rides like this little train which where just right for the young. I wish I had some photos of my cousins and siblings at Kiddieland with our grandparents.

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At South Shields. Source: Tyne & Wear, 1950

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Sky Blue

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Sky Blue

Silver

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects in colors that begin with the letter S (e.g. sepia, steel blue, sapphire, silver, etc.)

If you want to see more Letter S photos, click here.

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Sepia Saturday

Source: Flickr: Field Museum Library

Here’s my first post for the Sepia Saturday collection. I do love history and if you’ve been to my blog much this spring, you know that I’ve gotten hooked on the 1893 World’s Fair so it makes sense that I’ve chosen the first Ferris Wheel as my contribution. If you’ve read Erik Larson‘s The Devil in the White City, you know all about the creation of the Ferris wheel.

Ferris wheel’s and enjoying heights through a variety of means have become commonplace. Imagine what such a ride was like the first time ever.

I just discovered this meme today. Next time I’ll post my take on Saturday.