The original photo album, bought (I think) in Cairo.
Les Barre? Lou Borre? Can’t read the caption.
Casablanca? Oh, who knows.
I don’t think they let you do that anymore.
Sailing on the Nile…
Look at the pinup! I thought it was just a stain in the original photo.
Dakar – such a beautiful boat…
That’s quite the…swimsuit she’s got there.
Oh, look – somebody gave them shirts.
The meteorologist at work…
“My crew” – gotta get Nate Dawg…
I love that chicken.
Always finds the pretty lady – I’m not sure you can take pictures like this anymore, either. That guy on the left looks ticked off. The dog doesn’t look happy, either.
Baobab tree – Senegal
Let this be a lesson to you, people – label your photographs. I have no clue where this is, other than in the top half of Africa.
This is a well-polished button.
These World War II era pictures are from my family archive (disintegrating piles of unlabeled photos). Most were taken in Casablanca, Dakar, Cairo and a weather station in the Sahara, about 500 miles north of Timbuktu. I’m about to remove the gold buttons from the jacket of the dress uniform (see picture #2) and replace them with black buttons so I can wear it. That may be vandalism, but it’s beautiful and I want to wear it before the moths get it, and the shiny buttons were too much for me.