First, disable the Lion "Resume" feature ....
Open System Preferences > General
Deselect: Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps
Quit then relaunch Safari. From the Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Appearance tab.
Make sure: Display images when the page opens is selected.
Now go back to the menu bar click Safari > Empty Cache.
Restart your Mac, try Safari. If Safari still doesn't load images, back to the menu bar click Safari > Reset Safari.
Select the top 5 boxes, click Reset.
See if that helped.
Thank you. It's working okay, sort of . . .
Everything was set correctly according to your directions. I noticed, however, that they are only appearing when I double-click a link from within my mail application. When the browser opens, then the "?" boxes appear, not on all the pictures just on some.
Could speed be an issue? I just lowered my internet speed.
Thank you again for taking time to answer this situation.