Friday, October 18, 2013

Sepia Saturday: Soldiers and Sailors

The theme photo for Sepia Saturday #199 - dressing up for playacting.
I have the impression that the congregation of the Mitiamo Methodist Church enjoyed any opportunity to dress up in costume and entertain each other. (Or, if it's not the church it was the school.) The two photos were taken in about 1940 on the same spot but I'm not sure that they were taken on the same day - Bill Kendall appears in both photos.

Soldiers. From left, Bill Kendall, Barry Twigg and Des Taylor
Sailors. From left, Bill Kendall, Joy Phelan and John Forbes
PS I'm also curious about why the children aren't looking at the camera. Maybe there was another photographer at stage right.

It's showtime over at Sepia Saturday. Take a seat and enjoy the show.

12 comments:

  1. Less is more! Excellent photos Lorraine.

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  2. Don't hear of many dress-ups these days. An occasional adult party, and children dressing up as book characters for school. They are lovely little soldiers and sailors.

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  3. Two lovely engaging photographs.

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  4. Soldiers & Sailors; delightful. Looks like they are having fun.

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  5. A Good Soldier Never Takes His Eyes Off The Horizon!

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  6. The defence of the nation is in good hands with these fine soldiers and sailors :-).

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  7. Bill seems to have taken both roles very seriously!

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  8. Cute kids, cute costumes . . . but what do you suppose that big owl was doing in the background with the sailors? Can't tell if it was there with the soldiers too.

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  9. Totally adorablechildren, costumes and all.

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  10. Dressing up is usually fun. Those guns must not be heavy by the way the boys carry them.....

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  11. There's certainly something happening stage right but they do look like they're having fun.

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Lorraine