Sepia Saturday

Algiers : Rue Bab-Azoun, Early 20th Century Postcard, Getty Research Institute. (2105052)

Every week Sepia Saturday inspires bloggers with an image. Hmm. I suppose those white headdresses remind me of old time nuns. Here’s what I’ve found.

Frissell, Toni, photographer. Nuns clamming on Long Island. New York Long Island, 1957. [Sept] Photograph.

Kwasniewski, Roman. Photographer. Nuns. 1925.
Milwaukee Polania.

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6 Responses to Sepia Saturday

  1. La Nightingail says:

    Neat pix to match the prompt – all a little different. I’ve always thought the “flying nuns” look so light & airy. Love the little boy peeking under the one nun’s head covering to see what she’s reading to him. 🙂


  2. kathyfumc says:

    The last two are my favorites. One a sense of awe and the other a playful moment.


  3. mollyscanopy says:

    The last photos caught my eye. My mom taught music at a parochial school, which was under the auspices of the Sisters of Charity — the nuns with the winged head coverings shown in the last photos. Whenever I see them, it brings my mom to mind. Thanks for the memories!


  4. Mike Brubaker says:

    A clever spin on the theme. The first photo made me laugh to think of nuns wading out to clam. The last image is actually the reason I occasionally encounter difficulty in my research over a common term for a musical instrument. The nun’s head covering is called a Cornette, which sounds like and includes the word Cornet, i.e. a trumpet. It often comes up when searching through dealer lists of French postcards.


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