Sepia Saturday

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Inspired by Sepia Saturday, I’m sharing a potpourri of profile photos contained in the treasure trove, Flickr Commons. You can see more inspired photos by clicking here.

Cheyenne Man

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Museum of Photographic Arts, 1910

The Dancer

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NY Public Library,1917

Above is Ruth St. Denis, an innovative modern American dancer

The Aviator

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, n.d.

Helen Richey (above) was the first woman to be hired as a commercial pilot.

Having Fun

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Frank Thorne, Smithsonian, n.d.

 

 

Sepia Saturday

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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

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Missouri State Archives, 1925

Pic-nic Orchestra

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National Library of Medicine, 1805 – Artist James Gillray

Chanute Ladies’ Cornet Band

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Russian Orchestra

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National Library of Australia, 1936

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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Springfield, Ohio, 1921

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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.

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State Library of Queensland, 1920

I thought 1920 was rather late for such transport.

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The Library of Virginia, 1958

That’s not a typo on my part. Check the source. It says this photo of a horse & Richmond Ice wagon is from 1958.

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Smithsonian Museum, 1864

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.

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National  Science and Media Museum, circa 1890

She looks intent. I bet she won.

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State Library of Queensland, 1930

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Australian National Maritime Museum, 1921

Mrs J Wilson and Miss Hastie winning the Ladies Double Sculls at the Pittwater Regatta.

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Sepia Saturday

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Dogs: What a wonderful prompt!

Positive image from a scan of a Powerhouse Museum, Tyrrell Collection, glass plate negative

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Since my birthday is Wednesday, this photo from the Power Museum is apropos.

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National Museum of Ireland, 1912

According to the Flickr Commons site, the boy above is 9 years old.

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National Museum of Ireland, 1924

Before a hunt.

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Florida Memory, circa 1905

I love this trio. She’s got a great hat.

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Florida Memory, circa 1905

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Selling. This week’s prompt inspired me to share some photos of people selling things. Enjoy.

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National Archives, 1909

Selling newspapers

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N. Y. Public Library, 1939

Selling fish

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National Library of Ireland, 1916

Grocer

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I was inspired to comb the archives for gas station photos. I was surprised by some of the whimsy I discovered.

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Missouri 1935, LOC

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Milwaukee, 1977

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Arizona, 1979

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Portland, OR, 1973

The photo above ws taken during a time when there was a gas shortage. Gas was sold first come, first served. You had to line up early to fuel up.

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Washington, 1987

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Milwaukee, OR 1980

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