Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another Look At That French Village

This is the same French village in St. Thomas that we looked at yesterday. Having been to that particular island several times over the past 40 years, these pictures are especially interesting to me.

The picture above shows youngsters weaving mats for the tourist trade.

These photographs were taken by Jack Delano within days of the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941, half a world away. The boys above were absorbed in a game of marbles.

A large family with a mother old before her years.

Children posing in their hats, above, and below, another youth oversees the cooking of the family's dinner.


steven said...

it's their eyes that stay with me. there's something happening . . . . steven

Sweet Repose said...

Yes, it was hard times for everyone back then, yet everyone worked for the betterment of the whole, something that you seldom see in today's family unit.

Eryl Shields said...

I love the photograph of the boys playing marbles.

Tracy said...

I agree with Steven about the eyes...These young ones don't look to happy, do they? Such hard times they must have been facing... There seems an element of cheer those young girls wearing those pretty hats though. These photos are haunting... Have a great day, Golden West :o) ((HUGS))