Sunday, April 26, 2015


Today's picture shows an iconic fad of the Roaring Twenties . . . dancing the Charleston. It amazes me the contrast between the carefree attitudes of the 20's and the utter hopelessness of the 30's. Things can change quickly.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Roaring Twenties

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at that peculiar decade of the 1920's. I say peculiar because there was an odd sense of arrogance, invincibility, and incredible focus on ugly fashions and trivial fads. So sit back as we look at one of the most misguided decaded of the last century.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bedouins by the Pyramids

Today's picture was taken around 1900. It shows a group of Bedouins resting in front of the pyramids. The picture was taken near Cairo, Egypt.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bedouin on Horseback

Today's picture shows a Bedouin on Horseback. The picture was taken in the Transjordan region of the Middle East. The picture was taken around 1920.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bedouin Women

Today's picture features two Bedouin Women and their children. The picture was taken around 1900. As someone mentioned earlier this week, it is unusual to see Bedouin women in pictures, so this one is an unusual find. The women are standing in front of their tent.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Desert Greeting

Today's picture shows a Bedouin Greeting in the Desert. A camel can be seen in the background. The picture was taken in Trans-Jordan region of the middle east around 1930.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Locust Plague

Today's picture shows a large group of Bedouins celebrating. They are celebrating the end of the recent Locust Plague. The picture was taken in 1930 near Beersheba. It looks like quiet a large crowd of people.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


  1. Welcome to Nomads of the Desert Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at those wandering people who somehow survive in very inhospitable conditions. This picture of a bedouin was taken near Jerusalem around 1900. He appears to be rather affluent, with nice clothes and what looks like an expensive sword.