Sepia Saturday

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Down under it’s warm and people can swim outdoors. Here are some images from the past who show us swimming way back when. If you would like to see more responses to this prompt, visit the links on Sepia Saturday.


Mrs. Whitehead’s Life Saving Team, 1906, Australia National Maritime Museum

Tea break at the Holborn Oasis - an outdoor swimming pool in London, 1955

Tea Time at the Pool, London, 1955


Pier Club Mom, Surfers, 1932

Sepia Saturday

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This prompt has inspired me to find and share photos of couples.


My Favorite. National Library of New South Wales, circa 1939


Source: LlGCNLW, circa 1945

Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra singing “Tea for Two and Two for Tea.” I didn’t know all the lyrics. Then they sing a medley that’s delightful.


National Library of Denmark, n.d.


National Library of Ireland, 1911

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Sepia Saturday

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This week I’ll dig around and share some family portraits I’ve found. First a couple of my family.

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Kelly – Stahl Clan, Christmas Eve 2017


You may notice the funny glasses and the kids in what look like garbage bags. One of our traditions is to exchange gag gifts. This year we all got funny glow-in-the-dark glasses. All the kids got “Sauna Suits,” which were black plastic suits that make you sweat and possibly lose weight.

Here are some photos from the Flickr Commons:


Field Museum, South American Expedition, 1923

family peru



lib of va

Source: Library of Virginia, n.d.


Japanese ambassador to Germany & Family, circa 1912. Source: Library of Congress


Source: Library of Virginia, n.d.



Sepia Saturday

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Markets are one of my favorite sites to photograph so I enjoyed looking through Flickr Commons to see some traditional markets from other times.

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Indianapolis Market, Library of Congress, 1910

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Hamilton Market, town archives, 1946

Mr roberst

Grainger Market, 1970s from Tyne & Wear Archives

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British Guiana Market, Field Museum, 1922