|Click to read about Sepia Saturday.|
I love Boxes !!
|Well, just take a look at my Box Room !|
I will always plump for a nice box in a supermarket rather than a polythene bag. Let me see what I can find in my box room of Sepia interest.
Ah yes !!
Mum's first Camera...Kodak Brownie....a real Box Camera
My mum was born in 1920, and this is what she got in July 1930 for her 10th birthday gift in from her parents:
|I doubt she ever lost it, but she was sure to get it back if she did!!|
| The camera was named after the popular cartoons|
"The Brownies" created by Palmer Cox, a Canadian illustrator and author.
Its the photos at Borth in 1930 that must include the first taken with her new camera:
|Borth beach....alternate view in colour. Courtesy BBC.|
|The negative envelope, with a very Welsh negative !!|
Here are some of my other boxes that I like and which have Sepia qualifications:
|Left overs in the stationery cupboard.|
|More left overs from the stationery cupboard, and relief for the geese.|
|Great grandfather William Slater's ivory billiard balls.|
|Not much demand for sealing wax these days.|
|"Part Rag Plain Flat- Green Blotting", by the late *Martin Rogers of Kirk Ireton and|
the School of Art and Design, University of Derby.
In writing this blog and including the last photograph I searched for my past friend Martin Rogers who was a very close friend when we both lived in Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire, in the 1980s and 1990s. I was very sad to read of his recent death. As the artistic Luddite that I am, I learnt so much from Martin, I understood his work just by knowing him so well, the wonderful coffee and food produced from his Aga, and his generous quiet nature. I remember him taking delivery of the several reams of green blotting paper to guillotine for this work. I am so glad I put this little box away safely and can share it with you now.