Ailsa’s travel photo challenge: International Women’s Day

Women, East Africa, 1941.

Some looked away from the camera, like the Sudanese women in the header photo. (They’re bare-breasted;  to be family-friendly I give you only their heads.)

Some happily faced it.

Bint (Arabic for daughter or girl), 1941

Others hid and peaked from behind a door curtain.

Village, Kantara, Egypt, 1941

The photos are from my father’s album, brought back after serving in the Middle East in 1941/42.

It was Ailsa’s idea to find photos reflecting women’s interests for International Women’s Day.  Please look at her post, too.

9 thoughts on “Ailsa’s travel photo challenge: International Women’s Day

    • I have to admit I still enjoy them too, even though I’ve been looking at them for fifty odd years. I see them differently now that I’m showing them on my blog. I try to imagine the story, for example in the village photo above. Why did the women hide from the camera? They’re obviously poor, and perhaps they were embarrassed.

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