Sepia Saturday

Each week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to respond to a historic or nostalgic photos. For some reason the first thought that came to me about this week’s photo is the Algonquin Round Table, a group of witty writers, critics and actors who would meet for lunch at the Algonquin Hotel.

Source: ‘Algonquin round Table’ (n.d.) Wikipedia.org

Algonquin Round Table: (standing, left to rightArt Samuels and Harpo Marx; (sittingCharles MacArthurDorothy Parker, and Alexander Woollcott

Algonquin Round Table by Al Hirshfield
By Carl Purcell

There’s something attractive about a group of smart, funny people meeting everyday and exchanging stories and barbs and working together on projects. They put on plays, vacationed together on an island in Vermont and played numerous pranks on each other.

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Sepia Saturday

Each week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers with a visual prompt. This week’s double decker bus prompt, inspired me to look for double decker buses.

Building double decker buses in Sydney, 1937. Source: State Library of NSW
double Decker Tram, Leeds, source: Internet Archive, 1908

The tram above looks like it would easily tip over.

Fifth Ave Bus, circa 1910. Source: Library of Congresschallen

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Sepia Saturday

Three Girls Taking Tea : SEpia Saturday 526

Every week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share images based on a photo. This week we’re challenged to find photos inspired by this photo of three women who seem to be having tea or a picnic on a nice summer day.

I went over to Flickr Commons, which features archived images from all over the world and chose these photos.

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Seurat could have made a great painting of these folks.

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Source: Mennonite Church USA, n.d.

It looks like the 1940s or 50s. This family was in Argentina. Perhaps they were missionaries.

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Source: Provincial Archives of Alberta , 1943

A family having a roadside picnic.

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Sepia Saturday

Unknown Man With A Large Dog On His Head (Sepia Saturday 525)

This week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share photos inspired by the photo above.

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Internet Archive, 1901

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Internet Archive, 1911

From The New Book of the Dog : a comprehensive natural history of British dogs and their foreign relatives, with chapters on law, breeding, kennel management, and veterinary treatment” (1911).

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Did you know that Old English Sheepdogs were mainly used to drive cattle? Me neither.

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Sepia Saturday offers inspiration with a nostalgic of historic twist each week. This week we’re inspired by the photo above. I went hunting for images of women by windows. Here’s what I found via Flickr Commons.

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National Library of New South Wales, 1935. 

Yes, this icy chalet is in Australia, Mt. Kosciuszko.

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museum, 1963

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National Library of Ireland, 1954

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Sepia Saturday

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Our inspiration for Sepia Saturday this week is the image of three modern men sitting at a café table at what looks like a parking lot. Ah, the days of a pint in the sun without social distancing.

I found another pre-pandemic photo. Below the people seem to be perfect for a Renoir painting.

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Library of Congress. In Grassis. Circa 1915

Those were the days, n’est pas?

Sepia Saturday

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Another week of inspiration from Sepia Saturday, my source of inspiration for nostalgia or history. The photo above reminded me of the two young criminals Leopold and Loeb. Note the boys above look like fine, upstanding citizens. But so did the pair of wealthy boys from Chicago, who schemed to commit murder.

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While in their 20s partners in crime Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb carried out their plot to kidnap and murder 14 year old Bobby Frank. They requested $10,000 ransom from their victim’s parents.

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Loeb (l) and Leopold (r)

Clarence Darrow defended the pair in court and convinced the judge to give them life in prison rather than the death sentence. Many books and some films have told their story.

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Sepia Saturday

2004009 : Group Of Ladies (Aunty Phylis?) (EP20)

Oh, the days before social distancing . . .

This week Sepia Saturday challenges us to post images inspired by a new prompt each week. The photo above made me think of shawls so I searched Flickr Commons for images with women sporting shawls. Enjoy!

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National Library of Ireland, 1893

Women selling fish or vegetables

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Musée McCord, 1901

Aboriginal women and children, Vancouver, BC

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Powerhouse Museum, 1900

She looks like a nun to me, but no, she’s a woman in a fancy dress according to Powerhouse Museum.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, 1867

Three Welsh women

Sepia Saturday

2003518 : Sepia Saturday 515 : Car Outside A Shop

Based on the photo above, I’m inspired to find nostalgic phones of baskets.

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Aleutian baskets and Eskimo baskets, Library of Congress (LOC), 1890

These look a lot like the baskets I saw from Botswana just a few years back.

 

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Basketweaving, LOC, 1900

A beautiful craft, no?

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Currier & Ives, LOC, 1872

This week is Easter so I’ve got to find some Easter baskets.

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Children with Easter baskets, LOC, 1922

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Boy with a basket, LOC, 1923

What a smile! It sure says Happy Easter.

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Children at the White House Easter Egg Roll, 1922

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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

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