Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sepia Saturday - The Gang of Seven

This week's Sepia Saturday suggestion:

Well I had to think about this one.

Is that guy on the right end wearing jodhpurs? I could go with that. I have lots of pictures of people in jodhpurs. But, I am not sure those are jodhpurs that fella is wearing. They might be gauchos or hiking pants or some other fashion garment beyond my scope..

Well, how about old photographs of people standing around in the street? I have a few of those. But, frankly, they're not very interesting.

Okay, how about this: I have a few rather interesting photographs of seven people; Just seven people posing for the snap.

A Gang of Seven.

No not that money grubbing bunch of politicians a couple decades ago, just seven nice people.

Three guys, Four women

Okay, for example this snap has seven people in it. This one even has the same mix; Four women and three men.

Pep squad w
Here's another: three guys, four gals.
Seven on the beach
And another!

Okay here's the gang all out on "Strawberrie Peek" for a day of posing!

Family at Strawberry Peak
Seven in this picture

Hm. Come to think of it, it appears to be three guys and four girls again...

Family at Strawberry Peak

Seventh wheel
Three guys, four girls
Family of seven

Dad and six kids
Dad, two sons, four daughters
Group of 7
Group on stairs and car
Three guys, four dolls...

What's going on here?
Four girls, three guys... are we sensing a pattern here?

Did ya count them? Three guys, four girls.

Well, aside from the family groups, when you think about it, it's not so unusual. When there are four couples out for a day in the sun, one of them has to run the camera...

The rest of the examples are just co-incidence.

So let's look at some other groups of seven.

Group on the steps.
Five women
That guy's not paying attention.

dad and six girls
Viola and the judges
Viola and the judges. Viola likes long walks on the beach and wishes for world peace.
The Jodhpur Gang
And this seven are all wearing jodhpurs!
(Yes, I know, This one was on the "Camera" page too.)

Seven in the water
This one doesn't really count. There are three more people in the background...
Biplane and seven people
As much as 17.5 percent of women under 40 do not care much about biplanes.

Six women waiting.
Waiting room?
Seven maids in a row
The girls in a row

Pretty Maids all in a row.

Seven on a fender
Actually, this one is three guys and four gals again. Take a look at it in a LARGER SIZE.

Six kids
Seven Swimmers

Group on the rocks
Seven on a park bench

family gathering
If looks could kill ...

Ooo. If looks could kill...

Yes, look again. There are seven in the picture.

Saved my favorite for the last again.

The boys didn’t quite grasp the concept of having their photograph taken. Besides, Aunt Marge had tripped and rolled down the hill. Now they knew the answer. It was neither bloomers nor pantaloons. It was plus-fours!

This week's Sepia Saturday suggestion:

Go back to the Sepia Saturday home page and see what else is going on!

Or maybe you'd prefer just a list of all (well, most) of the categories and subjects and album pages in LOST GALLERY! Well, here it is!

A to C

Advance to the Rear The Rear View
Aircraft – Biplanes
Aircraft – Connie, the Lockheed Constellation
Aliens and Mystery – Area Fifty-One and a Half
Animals – Gone to the Chickens
Animals – The Pets by themselves
Animals – Posing on a Pony
Area Fifty-One and a Half – Don’t Look Now
Automobiles – Car Bumpers
Automobiles – Car Running Boards
Baby Buggy
Beach – Itinerant Beach Photographer (page 01)
Beach – Itinerant Beach Photographer (page 02)
Beach – The Old Days
Beach – The Slide Show
Beach – The Girlfriend
Boys in Dresses
Bumpers – Car Bumpers
Cabinet Cards
Camera – Photographs containing a camera
C'est la Guerre – Photographs about the wars
Chain Chain Chain – People doing the same things
Chair, Fringed
Chair, One Armed
Chickens - Gone to the Chickens
Children – Boys in Dresses
Children – A Child on the Front Steps
Children - Girls and their Dolls
Children – Kid in a Tub
Children – Mobile Toys
Children - On Running Boards
Children – Slide Show
Children – Trios - In groups of Three
Christmas – in found photographs
Cities – Unknown Street Scenes
Class Pictures – School Days!
Clothing – Bows
Clothing – Costumes
Clothing – Cowboy Outfits
Clothing – Boys in Dresses
Clothing – Furs – The Dead Animal Society
Clothing – Grass Skirts
Clothing – Hats
Clothing – Jodhpurs
Clothing – Saddle Shoes
Clothing – Sailor Tailored Fashion
Clothing – Swimwear – At the Beach
Clothing – Uniforms – Girl & her Guy in Uniform
Clothing – Uniforms - Our Man at the Front
Connie, the Lockheed Constellation
Couples – A Girl and her Guy in Uniform
Fake Fight

C to P

Fringed Chair
Furniture and Props – One Armed Chair
Furniture and Props – Props and Backdrops
Furniture and Props – The Fringed Chair
Furniture and Props – Wicker
Girl in a Boat
Girlfriend and the Car
Girlfriend at the beach
Goat Cart
Gone to the Chickens – Snaps including a chicken
Grass Skirt Gallery
Groups – Chain Chain Chain – People lined up
Groups – Class Pictures
Hats – Where everyone is wearing a hat
Hats – Really Big hats
Homes – We Call it Home
House – Our House
Itinerant Street Photographer
Itinerant Child Photographer With PONY!
Laundry – People and Clothes Lines
Music – Trombones
Music Makers
Novelty Photo Booth – Collection
Novelty Photo Booth – Examination
The Office Typewriters and business
On a Bumper
On a Car
On a Rock
On a Running Board
One-Armed Chair
Parade – Parties, Parades and Picnics
Parties – Parties, Parades and Picnics
People Stacks
Personal Pinups – the best girl. (Page One)
Personal Pinups – the best girl. (Page Two)
Personal Pinups – Girlfriend at the beach
Pets – The animals by themselves
Photo Mask
PhotoBombing – Pranks to ruin a photo
Photography – Photographs containing a camera
Photography – The Photo Mask
Photography – Tinted Photograph
Photography – Polaroids
Photography Errors – Lurker
Photography Errors – photographer's Shadow
Photography Errors – The Double Exposure
Photography Errors – Unauthorized Photographs
Picnics – Parties, Parades and Picnics
Places to Go - More about where than who.
Places – Our House - With people in front
Places – We Call it Home - More houses
Pony – Posing on a Pony

P to W

Poses – Advance to the Rear!
Poses - Belly Down, Heads Up! (A really odd pose.)
Poses – Cheesecake
Poses – Fake Fight
Poses – Girl in a Boat
Poses – In a Tree
Poses – Kid in a Tub
Poses – On a Bumper
Poses – On a Car
Poses – On a Pony
Poses – On a Running Board
Poses – Out Sitting on a Rock
Poses – People with Signs.
Poses – Personal Pinup
Poses – The Rear View
Poses – Sleeping people
Poses – Stacks of People People on People
Props and Backdrops
Rock – People out sitting on a rock
Running Boards - Automobiles
Running Boards with Children
Saddle Shoes
Sailor Tailored Clothing
Signs – People posing with signs.
Sleeping People
Sneaky Snaps–People not posing at all
Telephone - About telephones and operators
Things – Typewriter – A Modern Antique
Things – Telephones
Things – Watermelon in the picture
Tinted Photograph
Toys – Children and their Mobile Toys
Toys - Girls and their Dolls
Transportation – Aircraft
Transportation – Automobile Bumpers
Transportation – Automobile Running Boards
Transportation – Baby Buggy
Transportation – Biplanes
Transportation – Lockheed Constellation
Transportation – Wheelbarrow
Tree Thing
Types of Photographs – Cabinet Cards
Types of Photographs – CDV (Carte-de Viste)
Types of Photographs – Photobooth
Types of Photographs – Polaroids
Types of Photographs – Tintypes
Typewriter – A Modern Antique
Unauthorized Photographs – Sneaky snaps
Uniformed Man – Our Man at the Front
Vehicles – Biplane
Vehicles – Lockheed Constellation
Vehicles – Wheelbarrow
Washday Blues – Of Love and Laundry
Wicker Chairs
Wicker Furniture
World War One


  1. Was the fourth guy always operating the camera?

  2. I did take a look in larger size and there is definitely also a small teddy bear, so that's 4 guys and 4 does not count.

  3. Fun bunch of "sevens." I thought the guy on the right was wearing knickers.

  4. I keep forgetting to make categories like this. I'm sure I've got some.

    I don't know which is my fav, though I love the look on that girls face. I bought a shot yesterday that has a similar look, except mine almost looks a little crazy.

    I do like the silliness of the four girls, three guys, and a bunch of waving arms.

  5. Thanks Mike Burnett. Yes it looks like it to me. Well maybe they taught the dog to run the camera.

    Thanks Nigel Aspdin. You’re right! Good spotting! I’ll have to disqualify that one!

    Thanks Postcardy. Knickers! That’s it! Good thing I didn’t go with jodhpurs.

    Thanks Tattered and Lost. I couldn’t do it without Flickr’s tag system. In the early days of photography I don’t think people thought about how permanent their image was going to be. That girl’s glare was probably just a momentary grimace. Not it is forever. And yes, I was so happy to find that one where with everyone slapping around. I think a bug must have flown into the company or something.

  6. What a grand collection of photographs, with so many of the people having fun. I loved, though the one of the father and children in their Sunday best, , all looking very serious.

  7. Thanks ScotSue. Yes, the cabinet card of the man and his children is a good one. They seem to be well cared for. Those old photographs with one parent missing always worry me though.

  8. Wonderful take on the theme with your lucky sevens. I have to say the 'hopeful' cosying up to the judges and wishing for world peace really made me smile.

  9. Thanks Little Nell. Sometimes an abandoned photograph will just suggest a caption when one first looks at it. Most of the time it turns out comical.

  10. What an ingenious way to restrict the number of photos that qualify for this week's sepian theme. My favourite is the three guys and four dolls on a staircase - surely they weren't all going to try and fit in that car?

  11. Thanks Brett Payne. It is odd too that most of them worked out to be four girls and three guys. I wonder about all seven fitting in that car too. Maybe that building is the clown school.

  12. I absolutely loved your groups of seven and what a compilation it was! The "waiting room" totally cracked me up!

  13. Thanks Teresa. Sometimes these old abandoned photographs just suggest their own caption.



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