Guess.What.Day.It.Is?


Notes:

  • Thank you Darlene. “I bought it in 1969 in Bamako. I never met the photographer but he would have likely taken the picture in the Tombouctou or Gao areas of the Sahara. Photo taken over 50 years ago by a French man in Mali. Originally a black and white photo which has faded to sepia tones due to deficiencies in photo processing!”
    Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again.

Comments

  1. What a great picture!!!

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  2. I can feel the sand in my shoes! What a cool photo!

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  3. This photo is from a time when a photo meant something….
    I’m not condemning modern photography, you know that – but I’m one looking with a certain nostalgie on ‘real photos’ on real paper with their grainy surface, their flaws and honesty.
    As a fact; a tiny, tiny, really tiny toddler photo of me in a tiny, tiny wooden frame (!!!) sits even in my toilet book shelf reminding me and others of the sweet babe I was. Nowadays a toddler pic has to look like something from Igram or such.
    So thank you Darlene, a great contribution.

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  4. caleb’s family photo from days of yore

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  5. Love to look at the family album.

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  6. Your ancestors and now a king! Respect!
    HHD, Dave!

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  7. Oohhh, this one just oozes with atmosphere!

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  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Wow!! Vintage … “I bought it in 1969 in Bamako. I never met the photographer but he would have likely taken the picture in the Tombouctou or Gao areas of the Sahara. Photo taken over 50 years ago by a French man in Mali. Originally a black and white photo which has faded to sepia tones due to deficiencies in photo processing!

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  9. Thanks for showing this well-done picture. That’s real photography, isn’t it? Great composition and moody.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  10. I’m glad to see all the comments on my photo. I must say that I like the sepia tones it has become more than then original black and white.

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  11. PS Part of my novel “Whispers Under the Baobab” is set in the Sahara in 1970 so the picture is very true to the novel or vice versa.

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  12. Pile up on the inter-state! Take the next exit. Traffic backed up for the next two oases.
    -Alan

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  13. Darlene, thanks for sharing such a great family treasure…

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  14. Reblogged this on DARLENE JONES and commented:
    This sparks so many memories. Adventures I would never have today, given the world situation that has hit even the remote regions of the Sahara. Thank you, David for letting me share.

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