Friday, June 14, 2019

Fact of the Day: Sepia

The color sepia (commonly referred to in old/nostalgic photos) gets its name from the Latin and Greek word for cuttlefish. The reddish-brown color had originally been taken from the ink sacs of cuttlefish. 

15 comments:

  1. No kidding? That is so interesting. I certainly had never heard of that.

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  2. Ok , this one I ACTUALLY knew lol,

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  3. Hi! Nice information! Cuttlefish or Squid!

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  4. Those type of photographs must have been a boon to the fishing industry.

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  5. I knew sepia especially old photos but didn't know where the colour came from-very interesting

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  6. I had no idea that's where the color came from.

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  7. Your blog is very interesting .I just love it .a very different blog

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  8. Didn't know I would guess it as possible medical or disease term.
    Coffee is on

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  9. Oh! now I know why it's sepia :)

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  10. I knew sepia first from my father's paint box. I love old sepia photos.

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