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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Time to Reflect...

Dad captures moments of introspection...

All of the pictures on this page are capturing quiet, more pensive moments. The interior shots of the residence are interesting. I don't know if this was a house that was rented for the sailors, purchased for the sailors, or a rooming house operated by a private individual. What is clear is that this was a family home before all the sailors moved in. This is clearly evidenced by the wallpaper (in this case, a western horse and cowboy theme) that appears in many of the pictures. I can't help but think that this must have crossed the minds of these young men as they wondered about the children that had grown up in these rooms.
Unidentified sailor at a desk. K.U. 1946

Unidentified sailor at a desk. K.U. 1946

Two unidentified sailors at the residence. Note the non-ship-shape appearance of the dresser. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Sometimes excessive thoughtfulness causes drowsiness which leads to a nap. I don't think this is Dad, although he was world class napper. My guess is that he was admiring another's superb napping skills.

Sometimes we reflect upon the nature of the universe, shirtless. Or, maybe it was just hot.

Of course, it is possible to ponder the future, fully clothed.

The book is open, but the mind is definitely not engaged, for this pipe smoking sailor. Note the bottle on the dresser. Could that be the culprit?

Not to be left out, here is Francis N. Duffey in a thoughtful pose. The time on his watch says 9:15, and my guess is that it is p.m.

Given the lighting, this picture of a sailor writing was probably a time exposure.

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