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Bedouin Woman At St. Catherine's Monastery

Exterior view showing a Bedouin woman standing by a tree, taken at St. Catherine's Monastery located at the foot of Mt. Sinai in Egypt. Photo described by Charles Thayer as "a bedouin woman in her best clothes including an elaborate silver breast plate, poses in the garden of the Monastery with her young daughter." Photograph taken as part of a trip author and diplomat Charles Thayer and his wife Cynthia took to the area in March 1961. Photos intended for possible magazine article. Original negatives are in the Harry S. Truman Library collection.

Bedouin Boy Near Monastery

Partial view of a young Bedouin boy standing in the desert near St. Catherine's Monastery located in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Charles Thayer describes as "a young Bedouin boy outside the Monastery." Photograph taken as part of a trip author and diplomat Charles W. Thayer and his wife Cynthia took in March 1961. Photos intended for a possible magazine article by Thayer. Original negatives are in the Harry S. Truman Library collection.

St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai Peninsula

View of St. Catherine's Monastery, a Greek Orthodox site located at the foot of Mt. Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. Charles Thayer describes scene as "the interior of the Monastery from the visitor's gallery." Photograph taken as part of a trip diplomat and author Charles W. Thayer and his wife Cynthia took in March 1961. Photos intended for a possible magazine article by Thayer. Original negatives are in the collection of the Harry S. Truman Library.

St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai Peninsula

View of St. Catherine's Monastery, a Greek Orthodox site located at the foot of Mt. Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. Charles Thayer describes as "the monastery from the hillside above it." Photograph taken as part of a trip diplomat and author Charles W. Thayer and his wife Cynthia took in March 1961. Photos intended for a possible magazine article by Thayer. Original negatives are in the Harry S. Truman Library collection.

St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai Peninsula

Interior view of burial scene located in St. Catherine's Monastery, a Greek Orthodox site located at the foot of Mt. Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. Identified by Thayer as "the skulls of the deceased monks piled high in the Charnal House." Photograph taken as part of a trip diplomat and author Charles W. Thayer and his wife Cynthia took in March 1961. Photos intended for a possible magazine article by Thayer.

Acacia Bush at St. Catherine's Monastery

Courtyard view taken at St. Catherine's Monastery located at the foot of Mt. Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Scene described by Charles Thayer as "an Acacia Bush said to have originated from the Burning Bush." Photograph taken as part of a trip author and diplomat Charles Thayer and his wife Cynthia took to the area in March 1961. Photos intended for possible magazine article. Original negatives are in the Harry S. Truman Library collection.

Color Photo of Charles W. Thayer on Safari in Africa

View of author and diplomat Charles W. Thayer sitting beside a recently shot antelope while on safari in Sudan. He describes image as "a large bull roan antelope shot from among the herd..." Taken while on safari near Juba, Sudan. Photograph taken as part of a trip author and diplomat Charles Thayer and his wife Cynthia took to Egypt and Sudan in 1961. Photos of the safari in Sudan intended for a possible magazine article. Original 35mm negative is part of the Harry S. Truman Library collection.

Charles W. Thayer on Safari in Africa

View of diplomat and author Charles W. Thayer beside a recently shot warthog while on safari. Taken while on safari in Africa near Juba, Sudan. Photograph taken as part of a trip author and diplomat Charles Thayer and his wife Cynthia took to Egypt and Sudan in 1961. Photos of the safari in Sudan intended for a possible magazine article. Original 35mm negatives are in the Harry S. Truman Library collection.

Oasis of Feran in the Sinai Peninsula

View which contains a mountain in the background and a desert oasis. Described by Charles Thayer as "the garden of the Oasis of Feran." Photograph taken as part of a trip Charles Thayer and his wife Cynthia took to Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery in March 1961. Photos intended for possible magazine article. Original negatives are in the Harry S. Truman Library collection.