Sepia Saturday

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How are you doing with your holiday shopping? Do you have time to see some photos of days gone by? Sepia Saturday has prompted me to find some and share them.

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Source: Guest of a Guest, n.d.

The girl’s clearly from a wealthy family. My she looks young to be out on her own with a driver. Her face says to me that this isn’t out of the ordinary.

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Norwegian National Archives, n.d.

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Macy’s,

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Today the photo prompt inspired me to look through Flickr Commons for photos of welders.

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Tynew & Wear Archives & Museum, Welder, 1960

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Library of Congress, Welder, 1963

Welder making aluminum furniture

I actually would like to learn to weld. I’ve heard that women often make good welders.

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Inspired by Sepia Saturday, I’m sharing a potpourri of profile photos contained in the treasure trove, Flickr Commons. You can see more inspired photos by clicking here.

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Museum of Photographic Arts, 1910

The Dancer

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NY Public Library,1917

Above is Ruth St. Denis, an innovative modern American dancer

The Aviator

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, n.d.

Helen Richey (above) was the first woman to be hired as a commercial pilot.

Having Fun

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Frank Thorne, Smithsonian, n.d.

 

 

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This week’s prompt inspired me to find some historical images with prams.

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Nationaal Archief, 1926. A woman with a pram on ice.

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State Library of Queensland, 1910

Selling flowers out of a pram/stroller

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Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane, circa 1925

Three boys, a dog and a baby in a pram.

What’s the tallest boy have over his shoulder?

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This week Sepia Saturday bloggers are transported back to the Gilded Age, to the mills.

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Saw mill, Ireland, 1901

I wouldn’t want to work here.

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Richmond Spring Mills, Tennessee, 1910

How old do you think that young, barefoot mill worker is?

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Weaving Silk in China

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France 18th Century weaving

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Doesn’t this look fun? Tranquil? I think some Impressionisth should have done a painting of this pair.

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National  Science and Media Museum, circa 1890

She looks intent. I bet she won.

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State Library of Queensland, 1930

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Australian National Maritime Museum, 1921

Mrs J Wilson and Miss Hastie winning the Ladies Double Sculls at the Pittwater Regatta.

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This week I’m inspired to find photos of newsboys. My paternal grandfather was a newsboy in his youth and I wish I had a photo of him in those days. He sold papers at a hospital in Chicago and even sold a paper to Teddy Roosevelt. Here are some photos of kids and newspapers.

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State Library of New South Wales, 1935

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New York City, 1910 | Source: Flickr Commons

Note the newsgirl above.  I thought only boys sold papers.

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Newsies in DC, 1912