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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

Kyoto

Kyoto

You can guess this locale

You can guess this locale

 

London

London

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Edward Hopper, USA

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 posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Other themed photos:

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Sepia Saturday

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I wasn’t sure what this week’s prompt picture depicted till I read the description. It’s a typesetter at work. So I decided to look for printing devices and a printer at work on Flickr Commons. All the images I’ve used come from the Internet Archives’ Flickr Commons collection. For more Sepia Saturday photos, you’ll find links to several here.

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1918, from a book on industrial education

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1920 From a book on Canadian printers and printing

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Circa 1920, from a book on preventative medicine. Go figure.

Sepia Saturday

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Sepia Saturday’s prompt is a photo of Queen Elizabeth II and her sister. I’d like to honor the Queen on her 90th birthday so I’m sharing a photo of her and Prince Philip on a train in the Yukon.

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Sepia Saturday

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This week’s prompt introduced a new freedom in Sepia Saturday’s challenges. In light of the freedom to let our own inspiration guide us, I’ve decided to post vintage New Year’s cards. As I’ve said before I find old greeting cards charming and welcome any excuse to find and share them.

So I offer these while wishing all readers a New Year filled with blessings, grace and mercy. (I’ve borrowed the last two wishes from my friend Spurgeon.)

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Sepia Saturday

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This week’s Sepia Saturday inspires bloggers to search through archives and find photos on travel, overcrowding, blankets or I’d say carriages. Though kids are back at school, September’s a good month for traveling. My aunt and uncle are soon off to Russia and other friends are off to Wyoming. I’ll leave for China on Thursday so travel came to mind.

Source: Tyne & Wear Museums

Source: Tyne & Wear Museums (n.d.)

How romantic the life of circus performers on the road must have been back then.

Source: National Library of Ireland, circa 1890

Source: National Library of Ireland, circa 1890

Above is a ferry, so the journey’s not long. It carries dock workers.

Source: LOC, circa 1912

Source: LOC, circa 1912

The last photo was taken at a train station, I’m not sure where, but somewhere in the US.

Click here to see more Sepia Saturday posts.

Sepia Saturday

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt inspired me to search for images of old cafeterias. Flickr Commons had quite a few.

Source: Vancouver Public Library, 1950

Source: Vancouver Public Library, 1950

I love signs so the one above is a favorite.

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Circa 1943

But then I also like pie, so I wanted to share this one from the Oregon State University special collection caught my eye. The one below shows WWI soldiers and a few civilians in 1918. And the final image is a postcard for a cafeteria. If you want to see more Sepia Saturday posts, click here.

Cornell University, circa 1918

Cornell University, circa 1918

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Sepia Saturday

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It’s off to the beach or seaside with Sepia Saturday. Here’s a few photos of some bathing beauties.

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The Mermaid Club, 1910

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Source: Library of Congress, 1914

Olympic Swimmers, 1912

Source: National Library of Ireland, 1914. Two children at the beach

Source: Library of Congress

Source: Library of Congress

If you’d like to see more nostalgic summer beach photos, click here.

Sepia Saturday

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Tunnels are perfect devices for storytelling, seemingly neutral spaces that can lead someone from one world to another. They can also look rather cool and evoke mystery and adventure. The ones I’ve found for Sepia Saturday, though older, have a sci fi vibe to them. I can envision them in Doctor Who or a retro sci fi movie along the lines of Things to Come. To see more Sepia Saturday posts, click here.

Source: Tyne & Wear, Flickr Commons

Source: Tyne & Wear, Flickr Commons

Swiss Guard Tunnel, 1910 Source: Flickr Commons, Library of Congress

Swiss Guard Tunnel, 1910
Source: Flickr Commons, Library of Congress

Source: Tyne & Wear Archives

Source: Tyne & Wear Archives

Sepia Saturday

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Ready to go!

Ready to go!

I like the intent look of some of these cyclists.

Running ain't always easy or fun

Running ain’t always easy or fun

I’m sure when I run it looks very much like this. The only difference would be that I have modern athletic wear. That’s why I refrain. I don’t call it fun and never have.

Team spirit: NY women's baseball team

Team spirit: NY women’s baseball team

A women’s baseball team from the WWII era.

Sepia Saturday

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It’s time for another Sepia Saturday post. This week’s prompt had me searching Flickr Commons for photos of parades way back when.

Virginia militia parade 1920s

Virginia militia parade 1920s

Sufferage Parade

Sufferage Parade, 1913

London, after WWI, 1918

London, after WWI, 1918

Finally, here’s a video of the pet parade my brother’s town has held since the 1950s.

If you want to see what other bloggers have posted, click here.

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