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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Going Out on Sepia Saturday

If Saturday is the night to party I give you the choice of two. Which one would you prefer?

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity House 1922
These party goers pose in front of the fraternity house during the Greek swing out weekend, the second of the fall social weekends at Washington and Jefferson College in 1922.

The second party also has an academic link, this time in Oxford, England.

Queen's College Ball 2010, 4.27am
 These party goers had made a night of it at the Queen's College Ball on 26 June 2010. (Photo by Queen's Ball form Oxford, England - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 generic license)

However I must admit I'd prefer to be going out with these:

Pointers Going Out with Sportsmen - 1820 engraving
from W H Scott's "British Field Sports (1820)
Author John Scott (1774-1827) after James Barenger (1780-1831)

For more pointers on going out you need to pop across to Sepia Saturday 118




22 comments:

Karen S. said...

That ball looks exciting, and those tents, amazing. Of course the dogs take the first prize! Very interesting Bob!

Marc Latham said...

Nice, always good to party...

barbara and nancy said...

I love the idea of the Swing Out party. Although, that group doesn't look very swingin'. Maybe after they'd had a few drinks!

Nancy

Little Nell said...

You can't beat going out to a big 'Do'! Summer balls were such fun. I can see why the dogs are your choice though.

Christine H. said...

I'm guessing the wine was better at the second event, so I'd go with that one.

Titania said...

Bob, I like a choice; I would like to go to the Queens college Ball; I would like to wear a long gown! Enjoyed your photo, reunions are always nice! Had to laugh about your choice. I understand my father went every year hunting. It is still very traditional in Switzerland, the hunting time is in autumn and for two weeks only.

Wendy said...

I wonder if the frat parties were as sedate as the group photo? Hmm, maybe not. I'll go to the Ball -- thanks for the invitation!

imagespast said...

I'd dress up and go to the Oxford ball :-)

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Love the fraternity photo. My son is in a fraternity but he never dressed like that. ha.

Bees Knees Daily said...

I'd go to the 1922 Swing Party - bet when the music started playing they were a lively bunch!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Bob ... thanks for the choice. I think that I would dig the frat party the most.

Party on Wayne, Party on Garth! Not that they were frat boys, lol.

Have a fun weekend,

Kathy M.

Postcardy said...

I would choose the first one because I can see who is attending.

Postcardy said...

I would choose the first one because I can see who is attending.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

A difficult choice, but the Queen's Ball intrigues me. I love the shot of the hunters...the hounds... I almost posted a sorority clip this week on my return but went with college girls....

Joy said...

I noticed a girl in the front row of the fraternity photo has her hands in her sleeves, brrr, guess I will have to choose the summer event, although who could resist an outing with a pair of pointers.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I like the swing out pic- but I can definitely appreciate why you would prefer the last one- hunting is a big "going out" deal indeed. Nowadays it is planned almost like a party.

Alan Burnett said...

I think I would choose the first - I have always wondered what on earth a Fraternity House was. And a Greek Swing Out sounds like fun (or maybe it is something to do with national debt)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like running around the woods with the dog(s).

;-)

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I would pick the Queen's Ball as I didn't go to college as a young person, nontraditional student and never been hunting. Very creative work on this theme.
QMM

Linda said...

I'd hang with the flapper set in 1922, no doubt. Nice trio of pictures on the theme.

TICKLEBEAR said...

As I don't like hunting, I'd take Oxford!!
:)~
HUGZ

whowerethey said...

Having been to enough fraternity parties during college to last me two lifetimes, I'll go with the Queen's Ball. :-)