DD-B's Snapshot Album for 1964

Most of the photos here so far are actually by my mother, Mary Dyer-Bennet. I do have a few photos of my own this old, but I haven't seen the negatives lately, and would rather not scan from the prints I have in the album.

These photos are from our great summer odyssey of the year—we travelled from Northfield to England, Germany, Switzerland, Egypt, Uganda, Kenya, Greece, France, and Holland (my father had a job working on a project to produce math text books for the English-speaking African nations; that project worked at the Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe; and since we were traveling that far, we did a few things on the way in and out).

The Parthenon (rear)
The Parthenon (rear)
Photo by David Dyer-Bennet with my trusty Pixie 127 camera on Kodak Verichrome Pan film. I believe (from the vignetting, and the sky tones) that this was with a yellow filter. Scanned on my flatbed with transparency adapter, which produced a rather small number of tones in the relevant range. The Parthenon, Summer 1964
The Parthenon (front)
The Parthenon (front)
Photo by David Dyer-Bennet with my trusty Pixie 127 camera on Kodak Verichrome Pan film. I believe (from the vignetting, and the sky tones) that this was with a yellow filter. Scanned on my flatbed with transparency adapter, which produced a rather small number of tones in the relevant range. The Parthenon, Summer 1964
Dick Sr., Chris, and Mary
Dick Sr., Chris, and Mary
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #6. Imprinted "JUL 64". This was the first slide in the circular tray. "D. Sr., Chris, & M." written on slide by Mary. DD-B recognizes this as the back yard of R. & C.'s house in Barnehurst, Kent. Richard Dyer-Bennet Sr., Chris Dyer-Bennet, Mary Dyer-Bennet, and a mostly-black cat.
David and John on the Avon in Warick
David and John on the Avon in Warick
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #18 Imprinted "JUL 64" "D & J. on Avon in Warick" written on slide by Mary Nearby notes suggest that we were in Warick to see "Robert" (probably Robert Pritchard-Gordon?) at his school. David and John in a boat on a river.
John and Mary at breakfast at the Hotel zum Schwan
John and Mary at breakfast at the Hotel zum Schwan
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #21. Imprinted "JUL 64". "Breakfast at the Schwan" written on slide by Mary. John, Mary at the Hotel zum Schwan in Karlshafen am Weser in Germany. Note that the slide was double-exposed. I suppose it's possible Mary handed me the camera to take this one; if so then that double-exposure is my fault. I think I prefer the theory that some waiter at the hotel took it.
Mary in gardens at Schwan
Mary in gardens at Schwan
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #3. Handwritten number "24" in corner. Imprinted "AUG 64". "Gardens at Schwan" written on slide by Mary. Mary in the garden at the Hotel zum Schwan in Karlshafen am Weser in Germany. No information on who actually took the picture (but they should have put Mary's head higher in the frame).
David by the Weser
David by the Weser
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #4 Handwritten number "25" in corner Imprinted "AUG 64" "D by Weser in Karlshaven" written on slide by Mary David on a bench, presumably by the river Weser in Karlshafen am Weser.
David with Herr Schaefer and boys on Weser
David with Herr Schaefer and boys on Weser
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #6 Handwritten number "27" in corner Imprinted "AUG 64" "Herr Schaefer, D, & boys on Weser" written on slide by Mary David remembers Herr Schaefer worked at the hotel zum Schwan, and was a friend of Granny's. David is the one in the red shirt, at the front of the right-most boat.
John and a Swiss cow
John and a Swiss cow
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #illegible Handwritten number "30" in corner Imprinted "AUG 64" "Swiss cows on Susten pass trip" written on slide by Mary John and a cow
David, John, and a cow, in Susten pass
David, John, and a cow, in Susten pass
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #10 Handwritten number "31" in corner Imprinted "AUG 64" "Retreating from friendly Swiss cows" written on slide by Mary Previous slide shows this is in the Susten pass. Note the car (Jaguar). David remembers this as being borrowed from a Doctor we lived near in 1959 in Zurich, perhaps Dr. Brueger? David, John, and a cow
The Sphyinx and the Great Pyramid at Giza
The Sphyinx and the Great Pyramid at Giza
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #23 Handwritten number "44" in corner Imprinted "AUG 64" "Sphinx & Pyramid at Giza" written on slide by Mary The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid at Giza
David on a camel, near the pyramids
David on a camel, near the pyramids
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #23 Handwritten number "48" in corner (which is out of order for what's around it, but that's what it seems to say) Imprinted "AUG 64" "Near pyramids" written on slide by Mary David sitting on a camel
David on camel still
David on camel still
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #24 Handwritten number "45" in corner (which is out of order for what's around it, but that's what it seems to say) Imprinted "AUG 64" "Reluctant [struck out] boy on camel" written on slide by Mary David sitting on a camel
Front of Vickers VC-10 at Entebbe Airport
Front of Vickers VC-10 at Entebbe Airport
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #36. Handwritten number "57" in corner. Imprinted "AUG 64". "Front of VC10 at Entebbe" written on slide by Mary The front of the VC10 we flew to Entebbe on, at the airport
Rear of Vickers VC-10 at Entebbe Airport
Rear of Vickers VC-10 at Entebbe Airport
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #35. Handwritten number "56" in corner. Imprinted "AUG 64". "Our plane at Entebbe" written on slide by Mary The rear of the VC10 we flew to Entebbe on, at the airport. The rear is mroe interesting, though you can't really see from this view that there are two engines on each side rather than one.
Safari, Anyone?
Safari, Anyone?
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #16. Handwritten number "72" in corner. Imprinted "SEP 64". "Safari anyone?" written on slide by Mary Me, standing in front of the Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe. Probably actually ready to leave for our trip to Queen Elizabeth Park.
David and Mr. Ababakar on the equator
David and Mr. Ababakar on the equator
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #17. Handwritten number "73" in corner. Imprinted "SEP 64". "D. & Mr. Ababakar on the equator" written on slide by Mary David and our driver, I think, to the Queen Elizabeth Park, on the equator in Uganda. Note the red dirt of the region.
On the Equator (cropped)
On the Equator (cropped)
An Elephant, Close Up
An Elephant, Close Up
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #32. Handwritten number "86" in corner. Imprinted "SEP 64". "Close up Elephant eating" written on slide by Mary An elephant, really quite close. A wild elephant. Mary's camera had a fixed 50mm lens. REALLY quite close. (From a boat). The original was underexposed, and I think has shifted badly over time, so despite considerable work this isn't a very good picture technically.
The same elephant, even closer up
The same elephant, even closer up
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #34. Handwritten number "117" in corner. I can't read it any other way. Many of the slides in this area seem to be out of order by the numbers written on them. Imprinted "SEP 64". "Close up elephant" written on slide by Mary An elephant, really quite close. A wild elephant. Mary's camera had a fixed 50mm lens. REALLY quite close. (From a boat). The original was underexposed, and I think has shifted badly over time, so despite considerable work this isn't a very good picture technically.
At Mweya Lodge, Queen Elizabeth Park
At Mweya Lodge, Queen Elizabeth Park
From "1964-1 England to Entebbe" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #20. Handwritten number "105" in corner. I can't read it any other way. Many of the slides in this area seem to be out of order by the numbers written on them. Imprinted "SEP 64". "At Mweya Lodge" written on slide by Mary David, John, two people I don't recognize, by blue van used on trip, with thatched hut in background.
Front of Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe
Front of Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe
From "1964-2 Entebbe to Holland" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #29. Handwritten number "114" in corner. Imprinted "SEP 64". "View of L.V.H. Entebbe" written on slide by Mary The front of the Lake Victoria Hotel, showing some of the front gardens. Badly exposed, backlit, and faded from age.
Steve, ?, Nancy, and David at Lake Victoria Hotel
Steve, ?, Nancy, and David at Lake Victoria Hotel
From "1964-2 Entebbe to Holland" by Mary Dyer-Bennet. Agfachrome transparency in cardboard mount, imprinted #30. Handwritten number "115" in corner. Imprinted "SEP 64". "D & friends on playground LVH" written on slide by Mary Steve Peters, ?, Nancy Goings, David Dyer-Bennet at Lake Victoria Hotel.
David and Sugar in front of 907 Winona St.
David and Sugar in front of 907 Winona St.
Color slide from Kenco metal file box, #143 Cardboard mounted Agfachrome slide, imprinted number 27. Imprinted "Nov 64". "David & Sugar Sept. 21, 1964" written on slide mount by Mary. David and Sugar on the front steps of 907 Winona St. That would be my 10th birthday. Dyer-Bennet, David; Sugar
David, in front of 907 Winona St.
David, in front of 907 Winona St.
Color slide from Kenco metal file box, #144 Cardboard mounted Agfachrome slide, imprinted number 28. Imprinted "Nov 64". "David - 10yrs. old" written on slide mount by Mary. David in front of 907 Winona St. A picture showing me with Sugar, in the same location wearing the same clothes (and looking the same) is also dated 21-Sept-1964, confirming the age. Dyer-Bennet, David
Carleton Academic procession
Carleton Academic procession
John is the one in the scarlet robes across the top of the more central black car; but aren't the cars actually more interesting?
John and Miriam in Northfield MN
John and Miriam in Northfield MN
Color slide from Kenco metal file box, #149 Cardboard mounted Agfachrome slide, imprinted number 33. Imprinted "Nov 64". "John & mother Sept. 1964" written on slide mount by Mary. John and Miriam Sr. in front of 907 Winona St. Note the camera Miriam is holding. I wonder what became of her pictures?
Green Park Hotel on Half Moon St. in London. Or maybe the building next door was what was of interest, or something. I don't recall that we stayed there ever.
The Parthenon. I've only been there once, so this was in the summer of 1964 (part of the trip to Entebbe). Shot with my trusty Pixie 127 camera, probably with a yellow filter. My finger in front of the lens at left, I guess. Parthenon
Elephant, in the wild. Probably in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda (in 1964, name may have been different). elephant
Boeing 727 airliner in American Airlines paint. That's most likely the Minneapolis airport. Early 1960s I imagine, but I haven't found anything to date it.
Jet passenger liner on ground at airport. Perhaps this was the start of the 1964 trip to Entebbe? Plane is N721PA, and steps are Pan Am, so this was probably a Pan Am plane. Identified as "Jet Clipper Splendid" over the door. Airliners.net shows there was a Boeing 707-321 with that registration and name in the early 1960s.
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