Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Sepia Saturday 380 : 12 August 2017

Portrait of Herman Bang. Royal Library of Denmark Collection
In full profile, looking to the left is the Danish author Herman Bang, featured in this 1880 Cabinet Card. And if that sentence does not provide you with enough potential themes for this week's Sepia Saturday, you might want to take note that Bang was one of the leaders of the "quiet existences" literary movement which concentrated on "ignored people living boring and apparently unimportant lives". If ever a phrase summed up a fair proportion of my family, it is that one. So there is no excuse, this week - everyone must have an old photograph that fits somewhere into this collection of themes. All you need to do is to feature it in a post (on or around Saturday 12th August) and link the post to the list below. 

And you might want to interrupt your boring and apparently unimportant lives long enough to cast your eyes over the next couple of themes for Sepia Saturday.






12 comments:

Little Nell said...

Sorry, I’m on my travels again - how boring!

ScotSue said...

Regal chairs and throne-like chairs, to medieval seats and garden seats feature in my look at portrait props.

La Nightingail said...

From goats to chairs and the folks not sitting in them.

Kristin said...

A letter from my grandfather Albert B. Cleage to his future wife, my grandmother, Pearl Reed. It includes mention of a negative and a photograph of my grandfather sitting in a chair looking serious.

Anne Young said...

A quiet life in 1851. I found a newspaper article where a local historian had transcribed the diary of my 3rd great grandfather. The weather featured prominently and he spent time gardening and chopping wood. I found it really interesting :) I have moved my blog to WordPress.

tony said...

I was in two minds about my post this week.......

Wendy said...

Cheek in hand

Deb Gould said...

Thought I'd take a look at the cabinet cards themselves rather than the subjects...

Barbara Rogers said...

An old B&W photo from 1976 or so...a bit of info about two old friends of mine, and how they influenced me.

Tattered and Lost said...

Amateur portraits of women.

Jo Featherston said...

A similar photographic pose from a similar time, but who my lady is, I don't really know!

Sean Bentley said...

Here's a post that I suspect that only Sepia Saturdayists might fully appreciate. I suppose one can infer that the young perpetrator of these book vandalisms was mightily bored in his apparently unimportant American History class!