Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sepia Saturday - Laundry Day

The Sepia Saturday Suggestion
for this week hints at the
Laundry Day!

So today, let's review the laundry that is piled up in LOST GALLERY!

My friend over at Tattered and Lost suggested this for a LOST GALLERY category back in 2010.

wash day blues 02
wash day blues 03

Two horses
Dog, shadow, Laundry

Wash day blues
...He's so ambitious, he even sews.

Of Love
Love and Laundry
wash day blues 08
wash day blues
“This is the last time,” Dixie told herself.
“I know, I know. That’s what I said last time.
But this is really the last time.
When I grow up I’m gonna marry an
appliance salesman or a nudist.”

Laundry day

wash day blues 01
Yikes! Somebody stole all my clothes!

Laundry day
Henson sort of enjoyed laundry day.
But he liked running with
the rest of the Texas Rangers too.
(I don't know why this photograph is so popular.)
Love and Laundry
Love that laundry

Laundry and Saddle Shoes
Laundry and Saddle Shoes

Love and Laundry
Boy and Wagon
Lurker Laundry
The Laundry Lurker

Seven Women
Only a clothesline pole in the background.

Child in a stroller
Love under the clothes line.
Only clothes pins (pegs) in this one.
Girl in a wagon

Two children and a dog and a lurker
Two children and a dog and a lurker

On the reverse:
I want to know
how much bigger
Willie looks to the
side of Jerrold this
Boy is some pumpkin
in to everything
Nellia said this eaaning(evening)
He climbs up on the
table in to the slofrbu(slop bucket?)
ect(?), bet you can laugh when
you get this picture kiss
Gerrold for me affivesn (arriving)
soon with Love to all

Now return to the Sepia Saturday home page and see what else is flappin' in the breeze!

Bassingbourn 1944 384th Bomber Group, B17 landing
Long lost negatives taken during the winter of 1944-45 at Bassingbourn AAF base in England.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

And don't miss
Cabinet Card Gallery
Square America
Tattered and Lost
Vernacular Photography
The best
sites on the web.

And for postcards try
And see what's going on over at
Sepia Saturday!

All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story; What do you see?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"


  1. I enjoyed all these images and I’m still amazed that the laundry features in so many photographs in the past. As for the Henson photograph, well, let me explain...........

    1. I guess it was because every household had a clothesline and if you were in the back yard taking pictures, it was hard to miss catching the laundry or at least a close line pole. And, no explanation really needed...

  2. Love little Dixie's thought bubble. All the photos are entertaining. I'll throw in my towel with the others and declare that my favorite is, ahem, Henson.

    1. Thanks Helen Bauch McHargue. Dixie and Henson are certainly popular ... for different reasons.

  3. I love those Dixie photographs! Where do they come from?

    1. Thanks Jo Featherston. The Dixie pictures came from a junk shop purchase back in 2008.

  4. I love the child's understanding of how many clothespins it takes to hold up a pair of underwear.

    1. Thanks Wendy. Yes, I thought that was a subtle bit of humor. Not everyone catches it.

  5. You've nailed this category. So many I just love! Hanging laundry in a bathing suit. Priceless. And yes, the cowboy is perfect. And the guy next to him thinking, "What's so great about that cowboy? All hat, no cows."

    1. Thanks Tattered and Lost. It was your idea! This collection has grown a bit since 2010. And yes, I 'm not cure about hanging laundry in a bathing suit either. The cowboy has had nearly 7,000 hits over on Flickr. He does sort of connect with the snapshot next to him.

    2. Laundry. Everyone has it. Got to wash that dirty linen, hang it on the line, and let the neighbors to gawp at it. Or in this case, strangers on the internet.
      Thanks again for the help on identifying my band photo this weekend.

    3. Thanks Mike Brubaker. I'm sure the expression "airing the dirty linen in public" was grounded in the laundry day. I'm glad I was able to help with the ID on the band. That's probably a rather rare photograph as I could not find another anywhere.



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