Images, Records, Memories, Thoughts

The Investigation: Loose Ends

There are three rolls left to to identify: 18, 39, and 40, which will be easy to do.

It is no coincidence that the rolls in the column on the right all fit neatly with all the ones from 1991 above (01 to 37 in Italic), and 1992 below (38 to 52 in bold), as this report is being constructed after the investigation was finished. However, as mentioned before, it will be impossible to make them consecutive due to the use of two cameras interchangeably on the same day and during the same event. This is not such a huge deal with the archive's metadata and cross referencing ability.

#08 already established in 1991, and shot with the Contax T2.

#18 - Same object photographed moments later using the Leica M6 in preparation for a walk from Golden Beach Hotel to Robert's Hardware store in Antelias. The Roll was exposed to light at some point between the photography and the processing, and all the photos have various fog fringe on all the frames.

#14 -  The same icon of Mother and Child in a photograph on yet another roll.  Loulou conducting her morning prayers with incense in front of her icons.


#39  - Just as it happened thousands of times before, the morning ritual on the balcony in Baabdat, this time with incense, and on the corner of the table the clue that this is from 1992.

 

I brought Robert a present from Kodak, a small date book in a balck box, and even though this was Summer of 1992 and the date book/calendar was for the year 1992, I knew that he liked these sorts of things. 

The Kodak Date Book


#40 - Finally, the last roll to be identified has only this one photograph that can be associated with another proven one from 1992.

 

On the left side is my father's oldest sister, Mathilde, whom I did not see in 1991 because she was ill and did not leave her remote village home and I never made it there to visit her. She also attended the dinner in honor of Fayez and Melanie in 1992. 

#49 - Mathilde after dinner, with Rania, Rhea, Solange and Samar. 1992

 

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