Sepia Saturday

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When I saw the prompt for this week (above), I immediately thought of Laurel and Hardy. Surely, there must be some fun photos of them with bikes. Here’s what I found.

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To see them in action, I’m sharing this clip with them evading someone who’s on to whatever trouble they’ve created. The duo commandeer a donkey costume and hop on a bicycle. Now that’s old time comedy.

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Sepia Saturday

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I’m thrilled that libraries is the theme for Sepia Saturday this week. I’ll probably post again tomorrow, but here is a start.

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State Library or New South Wales, 1955, Flickr

One reason libraries are terrific is how they introduce children to reading.

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Of 2WU music Library. Source: Library of New South Wales, 1944, Flickr

Such organization!

melvil_dewey Melvil Dewey (left) the originator of the Dewey decimal system had his share of critics int the world of libraries. Not only was he known for designing a famous system to organize libraries, he was known to be a serial harasser. Shame, Mr. Dui, shame.

(Dewey was a proponent of phonetical spelling and preferred his name was spelled “Dui.”

Sepia Saturday

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This week’s Sepia Saturday honors WWI veterans and I thought I would find and share photos of the war itself, not the memorials themselves.  Here’s what I found.

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Source: State Library of NSW, 1918

N.B. One commenter on Flickr commenter on Flickr said that this trench (above) didn’t look authentic.

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Source: State Library of NSW, 1918

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Source: State Library of NSW, Flickr Commons, 1918

Battle of Menin Road. I suppose this was after the battle.

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Internet Archives, Flickr Commons 1918

Belgian War Nurse in Belgium

Sepia Saturday

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This week Sepia Saturday’s challenge inspired me to go through the archives to find images of old billboards. For more Sepia Saturday posts click here.

Join the fun!

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North Carolina State Archives, 1945

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US National Archives, Florida, 1970s

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National Library of Australia, 1925

Sepia Saturday

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I went in search of plein air painting, but there wasn’t all that much online. I couldn’t find many photos.  So I used one from a John Singer Sargent exhibit I recently saw at the Art Institute and the only photo I found on Flickr Commons. For more, Sepia Saturday responses, click here.

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By John Singer Sargent

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Smithsonian, ca 1920 via Flickr Commons

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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