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Sepia Saturday

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  This week's Sepia Saturday prompt inspired me to search for mannequins and store displays. Here's what I found. Rizzuto, A., photographer. (1953)  42nd St. manikins i.e. mannequins relax after a hard day's work . United States New York New York State, 1953. [12/53] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020636072/. Vachon, J., photographer. (1940)  Department store models, Chicago, Illinois . United States Illinois Chicago, 1940. July. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017720281/. Raymond Loewy Associates, C., Gottscho-Schleisner, I., photographer. (1957)  Best's department store, business in Abington, Pennsylvania. Display, to lingerie . Pennsylvania United States Abington, 1957. Mar. 8. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018729009/. Ehrhart, S. D. (1909)  The national chaperone / Ehrhart . , 1909. N.Y.: Published by Keppler & Schwarzma

Sepia Saturday

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Monday Murals

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  How time flies. It's already time for the Uptown neighborhood's Art Week. This year rather than painting the concrete at the bottom of the train pillars, artists had a 4' by 4' canvas attached at the top to another canvas to paint however they liked. Here's a few of the pieces I saw. Well, time didn't fly that fast, this feature (below) reports that last year the Uptown Art Week was in August. To see more murals from all over the world, click here . 

Sepia Saturday

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  This week Queen Elizabeth II , who celebrated her Platinum Jubilee , a historic first for the monarchy, is the inspiration for Sepia Saturday. I have seen some of the events and have recorded more.  I am sharing some of the winner's of the children's art contest for young artists who created portraits of their queen in 2011. To see more inspired posts, click here . 

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday Murals

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In Evanston on Main Street This week I'm sharing a fading composite of European sites. If you'd like to see more murals, click here .  

Sepia Saturday

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This week sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share photos based on the cutie above who's on the phone. Rochester Photo Press, C. C. (ca. 1909)  Young Woman Talking Into a Telephone . , ca. 1909. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2013647226/. I found some quotations worth sharing too: We shall one day navigate the air as the sea—rain will be made to pour on the desert, and it will be cultivated and blossom as the rose—bread shall yet be made of stones in the street—the man of a hundred years shall yet be in his prime—men will yet take a little instrument from their waistcoat pocket and communicate with a friend a hundred miles away without wires, as if they spoke face to face. ~James Gillingham (1838–1924),  The Seat of the Soul Discovered or the World's Great Problem Solved, with Objections to the Same Answered , second edition, 1870. O misery, misery, mumble and moan! Someone invented the telephone, And interrupted a nation's