Sepia Saturday

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So this week we’re prompted to share photos of wedding or stairs or people on stairs.

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State Library of New South Wales, circa 1935

How’s that for a wedding photo! It’s such a stand out that I’m only sharing one image this week. What could come close!

I hope they lived happily ever after.

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This week I decided to try to make a video for my Sepia Saturday post. I used a free service called Spark by Adobe. It’s quite easy to use, but I’ll make a how-to video on using Spark this coming week.

I think that ballooning is such a romantic endeavor and still is. I haven’t been in an open air balloon, but would love to try it.

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This week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to post on living rooms, tables, chairs and such so I’m posting some of my favorite historic homes: Charles Dawes House in Evanston, and the Richard Drieshaus Museum in Chicago.

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Charles Dawes House

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Charles Dawes House, Living Room

I wish I had such a living room. Below are chairs from the Art of the Chair exhibit at the Drieshaus Museum.

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So strike up the band! This week Sepia Saturday bloggers are challenged to find and share photos of marching bands. Here’s what I found:

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Jefferson City, Missouri, 1924 | Flickr Commons – Missouri State Archives

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Killybegs Marching Band in Falcarragh, Ireland, 1971 | Flickr Commons – National Library of Ireland

In the description for this photo it says:
The benefits of having a marching band in a town are many and varied, keeping young people active, developing an appreciation of music, giving essential life skills etc.

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High School Students (no information where they’re from) in front of the Rotunda, Arts & Industries Building, Washington, DC | Flickr Commons – Smithsonian Institute.

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This week’s theme is nature or danger. If you want to see other responses to the theme, click here.

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Grand Canyon, circa 1905

You would not catch me doing this.

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Glacier Point, 1902

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Park Ranger & pals, Yellowstone, 1920s

 

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This week’s prompt inspired me to look for images of strange inventions. I happen to be rewind a book called TheWonderful Future that Never Was, which is full of cool, quirky devices. (I’ll review that book, when I finish it.)

These wacky inventions do have purpose and whimsy, but when they were first made, I assume the inventor was serious.

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Source: Nationaal Archief at the Hague

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Popular Science Monthly (via Internet Archive)

I guess roller blades won out.

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Radio hat, Nationaal Archief

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Rubber Boat Boots from National Archief

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I think bicycles are one of the most pleasant forms of transportation and exercise.

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Illustration from “Wheels and Cycling,” 1888

I like the illustration above as a work of art.

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Palace Emporium, New South Wales, 1899

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William Wheatley Collection, n.d.

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Motobike that turns into a motosled! 1902

My favorite that I found on Flickr Commons is this bike that you can turn into a sled. Talk about ingenuity.

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