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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Summertime with Sepia Saturday

 Sepia Saturday is a collection of blogs published with a prompt, an old photo that's posted for us to consider and perhaps be inspired to share some of our old photos .Incidentally others post about their ancestry research, which is definitely in the same historic category, or postcards saved with either a theme or notes on the back relating to someone's actual travels, (see, it's a wonderful coming together of blogs!)

Alas, and so forth, I seldom have my own photos to post, but have collected some from my favorite groups who post such photos on FB.

Of course you could also see them there...but I do like to present them as a group, no matter how they relate, or don't, to each other. (Yay split infinitives.) 


A rather elongated pair of bell-bottomed readers! 

An early selfie

New York 1906, Brighton Beach life guard.


Galveston beach with seawall, about 1915


While the ice man was delivering, these city kids licked the ice blocks!

Today's quote:

I know for sure that love saves me and that it is here to save us all.”

18 comments:

  1. ...this is a great look back.

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    1. The NY beach must have been interesting, with ladies still in long dresses, while someone must have had on bathing suits, such as they were...to swim!

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  2. I remember the iceman in the fifties or at least the earlier fifties. I tink both of my grandparents had ice boxes and not fridges. I am pretty certain of the grandfather that we lived with tunic the mid-fifties.

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    1. My grandparents too, in Houston TX and early fifties I saw ice cart deliveries in another city as well.

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  3. Hello,
    Great collection of sepia images. I got goose bumps from the licking the ice image. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I think it probably wasn't cold enough for tongues to stick to it...having a nice sheen of melting water in the heat. But I have heard of licking a flag pole in freezing weather...that does give me the goose bumps!

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  4. Ah bellbottoms. I still have a very elegant pair I made in the early 1970's. Don't know why I keep them as I will never be a size six again.
    It's Suzi/Smartcat BTW. Google is still being mean to me!🤭🤬

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    1. Hi Suzi...your's were a size 6? Mine were probably 8-10s! Loved adding patches all over them too! Don't have a single pair!

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  5. A lovely collection of sepia images.

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  6. There much be platform shoes under those amazing bell bottoms.

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  7. The Galveston sea wall speaks volumes when you know what happened there fifteen years before.

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    1. Yes, and all the houses had also been raised something like 6 feet higher than they had been (if they survived the 1900 storm).

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  8. My favourite - the early selfie! :-)

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    1. It's pretty amazing how early photographers thought of that!

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  9. My favorite is also the early selfie! Of course they are all interesting.

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  10. A very nice summertime medley. I liked the contrast of the Brighton Beach life guard and the ladies in long skirts with umbrellas. I don't know how people, especially women and children, kept their shoes and clothes clean after spending a day at the beach dressed like that.

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