Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Sepia Saturday 56 : Saturday 8th January 2011

Picture Bain News Service, Library of Congress Collection
A new year and a small makeover for the Sepia Saturday Blog. Although the look might have changed, the rules stay the same, or rather the lack of rules stay the same. Use an old image as the basis for your post and as a jumping off point to .... well to wherever you might want to go. Post on or around Saturday 8th January 2011 and link your post via the Linky List below. Check out other Sepia posters and .... well enjoy yourself.

My header picture this week continues my tour of image archives and the new year has found me within the confines of the mighty Library of Congress Print and Photographic Division. The Library was one of the major forces behind the Flickr Commons initiative which presents archive images with no known copyright restrictions. This wonderful photograph of a strike in London dates back to the second decade of the twentieth century and comes from a wonderful collection entitled "News in the 1910s".

You don't need police protection to participate in Sepia Saturday. Just post, link and read. What could be easier.

27 comments:

Christine H. said...

If you ask me, Congress should spend more time on their library and less time haggling with eachother.But seriously, thanks for reminding me of this great resource. I probably won't be participating this week (house guests), but probably back at it next week. Thanks again for hosting this most delightful blog event - the best one out there.

Michael and Hanne said...

Excellent photo Alan. How do I post to Sepia Saturday? I posted my contribution to my own blog instead and you can see it there! Cheers!

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Happy New Year Alan. My Sepia Saturday posting is up.

Michael and Hanne said...

I have posted, now where and how do I link?? Here is my comment before linking!!

Tattered and Lost said...

This week I have a mysterious dance troupe from long ago taken by a photographer who was once famous but now online seems virtually unknown.

Jinksy said...

And a fabulous photo it is to start the 2011 ball rolling!

Jinksy said...

Ive gone rash, and put a Mr Linky link to an earlier photo as well! Sorry if you've seen it already!

Alan Burnett said...

M&H : You're linked. No. 1 in our list.
Jinksy : Feel free

CrazyasaCoolFox said...

Love that new banner Alan. Happy New Year everyone and thanks for all the kind comments and support over the past year!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

This photo inspired me to dig amongst my sorting and I have something with a horse drawn to share...first of the year...

Kat Mortensen said...

I'm back! Got some exciting SS related stuff to share. Pop in if you get the chance.
Kat

Kat Mortensen said...

Like the new digs, Alan; it's very clean and tidy and everything stands out beautifully!

Meri said...

It's been a while since I've joined in -- but I found something interesting to post in my meanderings into history and historical photos.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I have been missing in action too, due to the busy time, but I am back in. I love your new look. Good year coming up.
QMM

Marilyn said...

I have got my entry up. I must have a look at image archive - the photo in your header is brilliant.

neetzy said...

My post consists of recent photos of a bygone era. An historical landmark is about to be destroyed. Hopefully next week I can post my old carousel photos.

TICKLEBEAR said...

NEETZY just reminded that i should feature a certain something from here in montreal soon. but for this week, a long post [sorry!!] with pictures that are not my own, but connecting with an object that is very much my own, though, how the family came about this, i have no idea. enjoy!!
:)~
HUGZ

Nancy said...

Alan, this is the first time I've been back since you've made the changes. The new header looks great and might encourage more people to participate because of the information you've included. I have to say, though, that I miss the beautiful blue background! It always looked so warm and inviting. (There always has to be one in the crowd....) Thanks for keeping Sepia Saturday going.

Martin H. said...

This one just seemed right for Sepia Saturday.

Alan Burnett said...

Mine is up and linked. Bit of a rushed job as we have visitors due in a couple of hours. It won't be until tomorrow that I get a chance to visit everyone else, but I will be calling. In the meantime, quiet please, sit back and enjoy the performance.

Southwest Arkie said...

I like the new home page- very spiffy, Alan!

Kristin said...

Inspired by jinksy i have a photo of myself knitting. but not baby booties.

L. D. Burgus said...

Better late than never, right? I really am glad to be back on schedule.

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Michael and Hanne said...

We seem to be linked now: somehow it seemed to happen.Thanks!

Mike Brubaker said...

Great website. I hope I can contribute from time to time. http://temposenzatempo.blogspot.com

imagespast said...

Sorry for posting twice everyone - Ticklebear kindly let me know that my link wasn't working (ta!) Jo :-)