Learn about entertaining in the Gilded Age from this excellent video.
This week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers with the photo of a father and daughter on a ship. There’s some latitude with the prompt and I’ve decided to find photos of fathers and daughters.
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Each week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers with a visual prompt. This week’s double decker bus prompt, inspired me to look for double decker buses.
The tram above looks like it would easily tip over.
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Sepia Saturday offers inspiration with a nostalgic of historic twist each week. This week we’re inspired by the photo above. I went hunting for images of women by windows. Here’s what I found via Flickr Commons.
Yes, this icy chalet is in Australia, Mt. Kosciuszko.
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For my Great Books Book Club, I read and watched Shakespeare’s Henry V. I saw the 1989 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also adapted the play and starred in it.
Filled with intrigue, camaraderie, betrayal, battles and even wooing, Henry V is compelling. The best speech is this “We few, we happy few” band of brothers speech. It’s right at the climax of the film as the Brits are about to battle the French who far outnumber them. Like many speeches in Shakespeare it’s stirring and wise.
I did fast-forward through much of the battle scenes because they were authentically brutal, but at the same time true to life. While the film doesn’t contain every line from the play, it’s a faithful version and still packs a wallop and ends with a cute flirtation between Henry and the French princess. The end does have a very different tone than the main part of the film. Is that an error?
If so, I’ll forgive it because it gave another facet of Hennry’s personality.
Above is Ruth St. Denis, an innovative modern American dancer
Helen Richey (above) was the first woman to be hired as a commercial pilot.
What a great prompt this week!
I went in search of lively orchestra photos. Here’s what I found in Flickr Commons.
Murray Family Orchestra
Chanute Ladies’ Cornet Band
I wonder whether these folks were Russians living in Australia or were visiting Australia from Russia. There wasn’t much information.
Synco Novelty Orchestra
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This week I’m inspired to find some equine photos. How were horses used way back when? Let’s see what I found on Flickr Commons.
I thought 1920 was rather late for such transport.
That’s not a typo on my part. Check the source. It says this photo of a horse & Richmond Ice wagon is from 1958.
This Union Army mail wagon was used in the Civil War.
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Doesn’t this look fun? Tranquil? I think some Impressionisth should have done a painting of this pair.
She looks intent. I bet she won.
Mrs J Wilson and Miss Hastie winning the Ladies Double Sculls at the Pittwater Regatta.
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