Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sepia Scenes - another steeltown scene



For Mary's Sepia Scenes, I am back to Steubenville, the hub of activity in Jefferson County. This shot is old and scratched, and is beyond my repairing it. Therefore, sepia enhances the picture and adds a bit of bronze and ages the photo in a subtle way. I will assume this to be around 1948-1949, when televisions were still a novelty, and assume this was his first (naturally, it was a Motorola). It was nice to have the TV when it was new, and check out that beer in the stylish pilsner glass.

Sepia really enhances B&W.
For more sepia gems, check out Mary's mem
e!

19 comments:

ilanadavita said...

You've done agreat job with the original photo.

maryt/theteach said...

I would believe that the original photo was in sepia tone, Ralph! I remember when we got our first TV... ah memories. :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I agree with you that sepia works well for this photo. Good ole B&W TV!

kden said...

Love this shot. A toast to you and the owner of the t.v.

Annie said...

ANOTHER Stuebenville goodie to send to my friend, Toni, in Stuebbie. Love the picture and most especially like the table the TV is sitting on. We have a similar lazy susan table that I've had since my parents gave it up to me. It goes back to the mid-50s. Alas, the TV is long gone.

Patti said...

You know how to evoke memories, Ralphie.

marLou said...

Wonderful photo of a time when life was simpler and beer was enjoyed like fine wine :)

Bond said...

Very cool Ralph!

napaboaniya said...

Cold beer and a television go pretty well together!
From your old photographs, I'm always reminded of the pile of old photographs I'm stuck with no means of repair :(

ROSIDAH said...

I just found out about sepia. Looking at these photos gives me a warm and peaceful feeling... Very relaxing, indeed, Ralph :). This is a great photo. The TV lifts up some sweet memories. I got to agree with marLou, it was much more simple than now where most people are living in a fast lane. Best wishes!

Carletta said...

This really is timeless Ralph!
We're all trying to make ours look old and you couldn't get the scratchs out - pretty ironic.
A TV and a beer making a man happy. Imagine that! :)

Mojo said...

TV and photography have both come a long way since, eh?

I'm with Mary, if you'd told me this was unretouched I'd have believed it. Great job!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
WOW! Great Photo! Our first t.v. looked like that one! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Dianne said...

I love the beer glass and the happy look on his face

PJ said...

Isn't it wonderful how something like SS makes everything old new again. I love it!

ramblingwoods.com said...

This is great in Sepia

Shinade said...

Ralph,
I apologize for running so late. But, these days I seem to always be running to get caught up.

This is a wonderful scene and the beer in that glass brings back a lot of memories for me too. so does the t.v. but don't tell okay?

Happy weekend,
Jackie:-))))

Julie said...

great shot, I loved taking our old family shots and fixing all the scratches but this looks great with them.

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