Sepia Saturday-Launched by Alan Burnett and Kat Mortensen in 2009, Sepia Saturday provides bloggers with an opportunity to share their history through the medium of photographs. Historical photographs of any age or kind (they don't have to be sepia) become the launchpad for explorations of family history, local history and social history in fact or fiction, poetry or prose, words or further images.
Some of what I see in the photo:
- What a small waist she has!
- in her left hand she’s holding on to a rope attached to the row boat and attached to a pier
- trunks are stacked on the pier
- detailed background looks like water and a boat off on the horizon complete with a cloudy sky
- her right hand holding on to a rope attached to…
- stylist hat (with perhaps a bow on it) and outfit (complete with piping along the jacket’s edges and a bow)
Now is when I want to contact Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective to help me determine what time period the photo is from. I am guessing it was taken in the late 1800s. There is no information about the photographer but that may be because this photo may only be a copy of an original.
I really like this photo but I also really want to know who it is a picture of? (see previous post Photo Friday-Who is the Woman in the Picture?) I believe it is on my Hughes or Rowan ancestral lines. They lived in New York City so I believe they would have had more access to a photography studio with such elaborate backgrounds and props.
Hopefully, someday, someone will recognize her and help me name her.
If you have any corrections or additions or stories to share I look forward to hearing them.
Enjoy the journey,