Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

In the early 20th century, a variety of new and updated techniques to enhance photographs became popular. In this instance we see two – a decorative embossing on the bristol board and a nonstandard shaped photograph. Usually, photos were rectangular or oval, sometimes circular. I have seen other diamond shaped photos and I am certain …

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I love Sepia Saturday because it keeps me posting at least once a week when life gets hectic. This week’s prompt features Boadecea (Celtic queen of the Iceni tribe which rebelled against Roman rule in Britain, AD 60 or 61). At least, it features an actress dressed as Boadecea, since photography was invented a couple …

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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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I purchased this particular cabinet card because the back had some faint and faded words written in pencil and I was intrigued by the challenge of finding out what those words were. Thankfully, by changing the exposure, contrast and sharpness, I was able to bring out the following: Bits of it are still difficult to …

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