Saturday, December 24, 2011

African Market



Today we feature an image of an African Market in the early 1940's. Again, this does not look all that different from scenes I am seeing today in Africa. I see a lot of desperate poverty, but I see people living in mud huts, not so much grass houses. Also, the people I have see have cloth clothing, I have not seen any real tribal looking people thus far.

8 comments:

  1. I wonder what was going on up on the stage that had every one watching?

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  2. 11 above and no snow up here in Grand Forks, ND

    sparop

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  3. Something is being bought by the two men sitting at the table. But what is it? A group of people behind the man with a white cigarette-looking thing in his mouth are bringing loads of the same thing.

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  4. This picture seems to have been taken at the same time as the one from yesterday. The people on the porch are weighing the rubber on a balance scale and recording it in the book on the table. Inspite of the poverty - and heat - most people clean and dressed neatly.

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  5. It does look like the same stuff as yesterday, giant dessicated brains, but
    I'll take your word for it that it is rubber.

    It is 45 and overcast in Southern MD.

    Merry Christmas Eve!

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  6. It is 36 brrrr...and sunny in Northern CA

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  7. It looks like an old scale of measure and weights. As Myrtle said, it looks like a brain or even some type of insides.

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  8. Merry Christmas to all at OPOD, especially PJM and family.

    John

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