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This week’s image inspired me to scour the Library of Congress’ collections for photos of photographers. Here are more photos of photographers.

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Source: Library of Congress, 1909

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Source: Library of Congress, 1905

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Traveling Photographer, 1934, Library of Congress

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Sepia Saturday

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I love, absolutely love, vintage greeting cards. Here are a few I found on Flickr Commons and the Digital Public Library of America (dp.la)

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How was your Halloween?
How did you celebrate?

Leave a comment below.

Sepia Saturday

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Hmm. What to search for for this prompt. I suppose I’ll go to Flickr Commons and search “girl posed.”

I did and here’s a few photos I found.

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From the National Library of Wales, circa 1885

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Library of Congress, 1939, taken near Union Station, Washington DC

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She could use more fabric ~ Library of Congress, 1910

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Norway, 1890, Library of Congress

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When I saw this darling girl interrupted from her writing, I knew I wanted to find some good photos of people at their writing desk. It’s crucial to have a good place to think and write. Here’s what I found on Flickr Commons.

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Constantin Dumba, 1910, Library of Congress

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Miss Young, 1926 from Musée McCord

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G. Polacco, 1915, Library of Congress

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“Hygiene of the Schoolroom,” 1910 The Internet Archive

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“Hygiene of the School House,” 1910, Internet Archive

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The prompt above made me search for photos of cars in cities. Cars of bygone days are so elegant and romantic, don’t you agree?

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US National Archives, Jamaica Beach, NY, 1973

Aren’t you glad that isn’t your car? 

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Internet Archives, Dodge Magazine ad, n.d.

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Missouri State Archives, 1924

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Internet Archives, 1904, ad

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I love bicycles. Here are some from way back when.

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Message boy, Telegraph Company, circa 1910 Source: Library of Congress

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Bicycle made for 3, Source: National Library of Ireland, 1897

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Two time (1907, 1908) Tour de France winner, Lucien Petite-Breton

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Bicyclists, Japan, circa 1909 Source: Internet Archive

 

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Each week Sepia Saturday bloggers post images and text on a particular theme. This week the theme is Work & Play. Flickr Commons has numerous photos of people who worked hard in mines, mills, factories, farms and more. Here’s just a few.

You might ask, “Where’s the play?” Well, my searching didn’t yield much. Life was hard in the early 20th Century.

I bet some did find good Work and Play images.

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Irish Mill, Waterford, 1901

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U.S. South, Farmers, circa 1900

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is of a man walking down a city street.

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This photo shows members of the Pennsylvania delegation of the Republican party walking into the national convention held in Chicago in 1912 according to the Library of Congress. I’m wondering how and why women attended since they couldn’t vote in an election till 1920.

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Source: National Library of Ireland

I found a group portrait on the National Library of Ireland’s Flickr Commons’ page. The photo was taken in December, 1924.

What do you think of their costumes?

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt shows multiple images of a baby. It’s the sort of wallet sized sheet of photos we’d order at school.

I thought I’d run with multiple births, not quite repetitious, but close in a fascinating way.

How’d you like to be the parent of  twins or triplets? Quadruplets (none shown) or quintuplets?

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Texas State Archives, “Tom & Cullen,” n.d.

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Nationaal Archief Nederlands, n.d.

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Dunda Museum & Archives, n.d.

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