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.
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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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.
Seurat could have made a great painting of these folks.
Source: Mennonite Church USA, n.d.
It looks like the 1940s or 50s. This family was in Argentina. Perhaps they were missionaries.
Source: Provincial Archives of Alberta , 1943
A family having a roadside picnic.
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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.
National Library of New South Wales, 1935.
Yes, this icy chalet is in Australia, Mt. Kosciuszko.
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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.
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.
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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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!