Cat & Bataan

Photography Now & Then #30

Today’s photo: Cat head on ceramic mug handle; January 30, 2018 (Pentax K-3 II)

Today’s photo1: Cat head on ceramic mug handle; January 30, 2018 (Pentax K-3 II)

This cat mug is one of several mugs on display on the partial wall between our living room and kitchen.  The photo was taken from the kitchen with the living room out of focus on opposite side in the picture.

Photo Favorite: Bataan Death March Survivor Linus Marlow's Mess Kit, National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville, Georgia, June 9, 2012 (Pentax K-r)

Photo Favorite2: Bataan Death March Survivor Linus Marlow’s Mess Kit, National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville, Georgia, June 9, 2012 (Pentax K-r)

In 2012, on our way to Charleston, South Carolina, we took a little detour to visit the Andersonville National Historic Site, location of one of the most horrific civil war POW camps.  It’s a ways off the beaten path in Georgia adjacent to a small town, Andersonville.  The POW camp was actually named Camp Sumter.

What I had forgotten was that the National Prisoner of War Museum is also located there, on the grounds of the national historic site. After we had been looking at the POW museum exhibits for 5 to 10 minutes, Karen came back looking for me and seemed a bit excited, “I found something of Uncle Linus’s!”

It was his mess kit from the camps. Karen’s uncle, Linus Marlow, her father’s brother, had survived the Bataan Death March and years of imprisonment and forced labor as a POW, first in the Philippines and, later, Japan.

Continuing through the exhibits, we found more family memorabilia.

Linus survived the war and stayed with the Army Air Corp and, later, the Air Force after it was established in 1947, eventually retiring from the military.


  1. Today’s Photo is a photo that is almost always taken the day of the blog post.  In some instances, posts may be backdated if internet access is not available on the day of the photo or other reasons prevent posting Photograph Now and Then.
  2. Photo Favorite is a randomly selected older photograph from a batch of photos specifically “curated” for Photograph Now and Then.

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