Thursday, August 12, 2010

Algiers



Good Thursday morning to you all. Sailing Ship week continues here at OPOD with this picture taken in Algiers, Algeria. The picture was taken in 1899, and shows people disembarking from a ship. If you click on the picture, you can see the detail better. I find it interesting to look at the details of the clothing.

Wow, is it just me or did summer fly by this year. It is hard to believe that I have to go back to work on Monday. Actually, with all the hard work on the greenhouse this summer, going back to a real job is going to be a rest for me. I love summer, but I must admit that this year I am looking forward to the cool weather of fall.

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  1. Dead center and slightly to the right see the men wearing military kepis (hats). The figure with his back to the camera wearing an olive jacket and hat with tassel is an Algerian Zouave. Neat photo!
    John

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  2. I cannot find a single person in this crowd who is not wearing some sort of head covering. Was it considered indecent to be without a hat?

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  3. A french ship (note the flag) in Algeria. Hmmm... I wonder what could have been the purpose of this voyage. I also wonder why PJM believes that they are DISembarking. AS I study the photo and the direction of the crowd, I am led to believe that they are embarking the vessel. Am I missing something here?

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  4. Just trying to help out your comment count statistics, PJM

    Anyone remember the old tune "My Aunt came back" ?? In case someone hasn't heard of this children's song, she brought back shears from Algiers.

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  5. I love this picture. I found myself studying the clothing before I finished reading your post and then was amazed to see you read my mind!

    This summer has been a booger, pardon my french. We are *finally* getting a little rain up here in NJ but it may be a case of too little, too late. I know Iowa would have been more than happy to share but Mother Nature was very fickle this year.

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  6. LOL! I exist. Despite PJM's attempt to erase me!

    For those who are interested, this is the 710 ton French steamer, "Eugène Pereire," call letters JDWQ, port of registry Marseilles.

    The original photo at the bottom has recorded in French, "the scene of the arrival of a steamer."

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  7. Nate is a Myth! No real person would have figured that out.

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  8. I always study the clothing in old photos, and I'm constantly amazed at the way people dressed in times past. I look at photos of my grandma and marvel at what it must have been like to clean and iron those ruffly, white, high-necked blouses from the turn of the (last)century, let alone wear them in hot weather, along with long skirts, corsets and numerous petticoats!Just look at how the people in the photo are dressed in what I'd assume was a hot climate. Today, the women (the Western ones, anyway)would be wearing tank tops and Daisy Dukes! And I'm not saying that's an improvement.

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  9. Regarding the Evil Nate Maas controversy--I have to go with those who believe he's a real and separate entity, and not PJM's alter ego. I say this because my daughter is currently employed in the library of a university. She has a degree as a 'media specialist' and a Masters in Library Science. With this background, she can research any topic, however obscure, in seconds flat. I suspect the evil Nate must know some of those same search methods.

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  10. PJM is still hoaxing us all. Just wait for the reveal. If Nate is actually real, he's probably the daughter's boyfriend or someone else really close.

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  11. What happens to the Real Nate if more people vote that he is a myth? Nate better get your affairs in order in 5 days you might POOF disappear.

    Great photo!! Summer has gone way to fast. I am thinking of stamping my foot and throwing a tantrum, see if that gets me a few more weeks. I'll let you know if it works.

    Thanks for making me smile,
    M

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  12. If ENM were real he wouldn't know that much. I voted made up. I think PJM just uses the ENM persona to end discussion when he has other things he needs to get to.

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  13. I was thinking how I could figure this out, but here's a thought, Lady Kildew, you should have your daughter research both PJM and Nate and see who is real and who is not.

    This blog is so funny, I wish I could meet all these characters in person. Thanks to who ever for all the good pictures.

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  14. I have done my own research on PJM. Not because I'm weird, but because I think he's a rather interesting fellow. He is most certainly real and quite accomplished in his field, I might add. His homestead is quite impressive as we have all seen in recent days and is easily seen via satellite on Google maps. (really though, PJM...a gated entrance?? Is crime really that high in your little town? Couldn't folks just jump the wire fence if they really wanted to?) I cannot vouch for the authenticity of Nate, but I voted that I think he is real.

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  15. I'm not snoopy either, but I just looked at Nate's profile. He's got a blog also. Too funny! Where does it end?
    ~Karen

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  16. PJM could have created the ENM blog to throw us off.

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  17. Hi, it's amazing to see such a good old picture that shows group of what they wear on the era.

    I am doing research on late 18th century to 19th century and wonder if you can give me the specific details where the picture came from as in order to cite in my reports.

    Thanks

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