Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 462 : 23 March 2019

Odd poses? Let’s see what I can dig up with that.

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Billy Sunday. Library of Congress, 1917

It looks like Billy Sunday, the professional baseball player turned preacher, is doing yoga in a suit in his home.

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Ruth St. Denis, NY Public Library, 1923

Of course, a dancer like Ruth St. Denis would strike some dramatic poses like this one for her Burmese dance.

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Police dog, State Library of NSW, n.d.

I wonder whom he’s calling? Did they just have phones on poles like this scattered across the region?

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State Library of Queensland, circa 1905

My query for “pose” yielded this. Everyone’s so cooperative looking straight into the camera. I’m struck by the kids’ shoes. No velcro there. Also, the boy’s outfit sure shows the era.

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12 Stories of Christmas, #5

The Second Shepherd’s Play (above). I read it in college and found it charming. I was quite surprised to see that it’s been produced recently.

I’m rereading it for my online book club and will comment more soon.