Sepia Saturday

2003517 : Sepia Saturday 514 : Woman Sitting In A Chair (EP20.003)

A portrait of a lady. That’s how I see this week’s prompt. So I searched through the archives and my own photos of portraits of ladies.

From Flickr Commons:

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US National Archives, 1863

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SMU Archives, 1970

 

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US National Archives, 1863

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Library of Congress – Lady Conan Doyle, 1920

From my archives:

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Newspaper Boy Race, 1964

Source: Florida Memory on Flickr Commons

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Decorated bike, circa 1900

Source: Powerhouse Museum on Flickr Commons

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PR Stunt for the Film Ghose Catchers, 1944

Source: National Library of New South Wales on Flickr Commons

Click here for first-class nostalgia.

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Faces On The Beach (c1910) Third Party Print (2002021)

Each week Sepia Saturday bloggers are challenged to share photos based on a theme. This week’s photo shows a man surrounded by a bevy of beauties. I’m searching for photos with a man or woman outnumbered by members of the opposite sex.

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Venice Beach, 1920s | Los Angeles Public Library

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Washington, DC, 1921 | Library of Congress

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Place Unknown | Library of Congress, n.d. 

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Passage To The Congo - Liberas Collection, Flickr (Sepia Saturday 508)

Sepia Saturday bloggers are challenged this week to share photos inspired by the image of men lounging on a cruise ship (above). The first ship that comes to mind for me is the Queen Mary. 

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Launching of the Queen Mary, Library of Congress, 1912

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Take a look at this video of stories about the ghosts of The Queen Mary.

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Festival Meal (1909) : Liberas Collection, Flickr  (Sepia Saturday 507)

Today Sepia Saturday bloggers are challenged to share pictures of dinner parties, large or small.

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Clover Club, 1905 from Flickr Commons, Library Company of Philadelphia

The Clover Club was a men’s social club in Philadelphia. They even have their own cocktail. You can find the recipe here.

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A Bohemian dinner party. 1885. Library of Congress.

Note the lack of food above.

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Children’s table. 1919. Library of Congress.

Saying grace before Christmas dinner. Is the dog praying for scraps?

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Dinner Party by George Hand Wright. 1900. Library of Congress.

I like the ease and elegance in the drawing above.

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American Florists, 1885 from Flickr Commons, Internet Archive

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St. Paul, MN chapter of B’nai Brith Women Donor Luncheon, 1955

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How are you doing with your holiday shopping? Do you have time to see some photos of days gone by? Sepia Saturday has prompted me to find some and share them.

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Source: Guest of a Guest, n.d.

The girl’s clearly from a wealthy family. My she looks young to be out on her own with a driver. Her face says to me that this isn’t out of the ordinary.

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Norwegian National Archives, n.d.

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Macy’s,

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Today the photo prompt inspired me to look through Flickr Commons for photos of welders.

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Tynew & Wear Archives & Museum, Welder, 1960

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Library of Congress, Welder, 1963

Welder making aluminum furniture

I actually would like to learn to weld. I’ve heard that women often make good welders.

If you want to see more welding-inspired photos, click here.