thank you... I found NO instances of "the_excerpt" anywhere, searched all files.. (have no main.php, only index.php, page.php.. also have index1.php, what is that one for??) but found plenty of instances of "the_content" (in archive.php, index.php, index1.php, page.php...)
for example: from page.php:
<?php the_content('<p class="serif">Read the rest of this page »</p>'); ?>
so I still don't know what I need to so images display, and WHY does normal HTML image-tag not work in Word Press?? :(
again thank you for your help...