Sepia Saturday

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I’m sharing photos of 3 boys this week for Sepia Saturday. Yes, the prompt shows young workers, but I was inspired to take a look at boys.

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Source: Preus Museum, n.d. | “Happy Boys”

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Source: Library of Congress, 1910 | Pin boys in Lowell, MA

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Source: Library of Congress, 1910 | Cigar factory, Tampa, FL

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Source: Florida Memory, circa 1947 | Playing cowboy

I thought I’d share a poem that celebrates boyhood.

The Barefoot Boy

by John Greenleaf Whittier

Blessings on thee, little man,
Barefoot boy, with cheek of tan!
With thy turned-up pantaloons,
And thy merry whistled tunes;
With thy red lip, redder still
Kissed by strawberries on the hill;
With the sunshine on thy face,
Through thy torn brim’s jaunty grace;
From my heart I give thee joy, –
I was once a barefoot boy!
Prince thou art, – the grown-up man
Only is republican.

Let the million-dollared ride!
Barefoot, trudging at his side,
Thou hast more than he can buy
In the reach of ear and eye, –
Outward sunshine, inward joy:
Blessings on thee, barefoot boy!

Oh for boyhood’s painless play,
Sleep that wakes in laughing day,
Health that mocks the doctor’s rules,
Knowledge never learned of schools,
Of the wild bee’s morning chase,
Of the wild-flower’s time and place,
Flight of fowl and habitude
Of the tenants of the wood;
How the tortoise bears his shell,
How the woodchuck digs his cell,
And the ground-mole sinks his well;
How the robin feeds her young,
How the oriole’s nest is hung;

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Sepia Saturday

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I’m sharing photos of churches this week for Sepia Saturday. In this neck of the woods our old churches are far more beautiful than the newer ones.

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Australian Historical Society, 1910

St. John’s Parramatta, built in 1810. Oldest church in Parramatta.

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Swedish National Heritage Board, 1937

St. Peter’s Church, Caen France
Doesn’t it remind you of Notre Dame? Building began in the 13th century and continued into the 16th.

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Swedish Heritage Foundation, 1870

Visby Cathedral, Gotland, Sweden

Below are a few churches I’ve visited. If you click on the image, you’ll see the name and place.

 

 

 

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Theme Image 472 : 1 June 2019

This week’s prompt inspired me to find photos of writers.

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Ezra Pound, John Quinn, Ford Maddox Ford, James Joyce, Columbia University

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Sir Walter Scott & Friends (see list below)

Above: Thomas Thomson, James Ballantyne, Archibald Constable, Thomas Campbell, Tom Moore, Sir Adam Fergusson, Francis Jeffrey, William Wordsworth, John Gibson Lockhart, George Crabbe, Henry Mackenzie, Scott, and (on footstool) James Hogg. Retrieved from http://www.walterscott.lib.ed.ac.uk/cc031.html.

 

 

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This week’s prompt made me search for photos of twins. Here’s what I found on Flickr Commons.

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Australia Maritime Museum, 1908

Aileen and Dora Woods (above)

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National Library of Wales, circa 1959

The Welsh title: Dau efaill ifanc o Landderfel sy’n godro’r fuwch bob dydd er mwyn cael llaeth i’w cathod of the photo above.

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State Archives of North Carolina, n.d.

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Library of Queensland, 1930

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Sepia Saturday 461 : 16 March 2019

Kids dancing: timeless and this week’s inspiration for Sepia Saturday. I wanted some variety: proms, sock hops, the Charleston, what have you.

What gives with the shoes at a sock hop?

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The Charleston, n.d.

The young man’s hair reminds me of the 1950s.

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Square dancing, Helvetia Fair, n.d.

But they’re wearing shoes. Wikipedia states that at sock hops dancers removed their shoes. Hmm.

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Sepia Saturday 459 : 2 March 2019

Cooking, tasting, food – this week’s Sepia Saturday prompt challenges us to find images from the past on this theme. I’ve narrowed it down to men cooking in the 1950s.

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These capture a by-gone era with the clean-cut attire and the traditional gender roles.

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This week an image of a wine shop is our inspiration. I searched for images relating to wine and alcohol and the making of both.

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From Pacific Wine & Spirit Review, 1893

 

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From “The real Latin Quarter,” 1901

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National Library of Ireland, Waterford distillery, 1936

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