Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This Sepia Saturday shows the HMAS Albatross during construction in 1928. The challenge, however is to find photos showing new beginnings. When I think of new beginnings, I think of new homes, babies, weddings, starting school, and the cycles of life illustrated through our seasons of planting, budding, growing, and harvesting. Just recently I stopped …

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This wonderful image from the early 20th century shows a hunting party, paused before they went off to rid the world of ducks or geese or some other wretched nuisance. (I jest, don’t worry) The group of 6 men and 1 boy are stopped on a small footbridge over a creek. Note that even the …

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My great grandparents owned a dairy farm, which ties in neatly with this week’s Sepia Saturday prompt of a man on horseback, entitled “Off to the Creamery.” Granted, the fellow in the picture was carrying only one vat of milk with him. Perhaps he was going to buy milk rather than drop it off. It …

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There isn’t much needed to be said about this photo. It’s beautiful, serene, artistic, natural, and beautifully composed. I have decided to submit this as a Sepia Saturday post, because this week’s prompt shows a girl rowing by herself. I think this image, with some color correction, would be a perfectly beautiful framed print. There …

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Sometimes I think if it wasn’t for Sepia Saturday I would never acquire more old photos. Then I realize that’s just plain crazy talk, but that’s beside the point. One thing I like about Sepia Saturday is it makes me consider what the prompt images mean, or how they inspire me. This week’s prompt image …

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt features a boy with two birds. Geese, I think. I took a flight in another direction and give you two birds crossing a river for some reason. I have no idea what is going on in this photo although it appears to be two women wearing the mortar board style …

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For some fun, here’s a photo of ten dogs. They look to be hunting dogs, and while I’m not up on breeds, perhaps these are pointers of some kind? Maybe someone will know. The fellow in the hat looks like he’s holding up a cookie since several of the dogs are looking at him with …

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