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Salone scrapbook: Images 1987–1990

Pre-war images of Sierra Leone taken between 1987 and 1990. See what the country looked like when I lived there. Categories include snapshots, panoramas, currency, and product labels.


Click on any image below to launch a slide show window. Manually advance forward and backward through the deck.


You can only view these images one at a time by clicking on the appropriate thumbnail. Panoramas range in width from 1100 to 2400 pixels.


Some of the coins and bills that were in circulation from 1997 to 1990. Several other bills were in circulation at that time, but none of the ones I have were in good enough condition to scan. An inflation rate around 100% per year rendered all the coins in this set worthless by 1990. I never bought anything that cost less than one leone while I was there. By 1996, the 10 and 50 leone bills were replaced with coins.


Some interesting consumer products.