I've been captivated by the State Library of New South Wales recent uploads of Australia-in-the-1930s-1940s. These are A Soldier's goodbye & Bobbie the Cat. (I've used three different NSW/Sam Hood images on the Giulia Geranium blog,as well.)
I do hope that Sam Hood, the Australian photojournalist, is a character such as I have imagined. If not, I'll just make something up. Hey, it works for other writers. I'd never compare myself to Michael Ondaatje, but a clipping about Almásy & the Royal Geographic Society sparked The English Patient (I think). My preoccupation with that time period/content/images is all Hazel/Clever Pup's fault--she started it. I didn't count on Australia popping up, though.
No time. No kidding. Storms on the way (again) & the computer is actually making weird noises now. Shriek. Talk about creativity under pressure....will have to add "under pressure" to an already-existing label.