If you experience strange things with paths to images not working correctly this would be the first thing to check.
pictures in the project Optional image or the image_preview not getting the right path
banners in posts not showing up (in your actual on-line site), but they may be rendered by “hugo serve” correctly
your projects not showing the image
inconsistencies between what “hugo” generates and “hugo serve” shows
Kudoes, Thanks, Gracias, Cheers!
With this now figured out I can get on with moving more of the old content. And I must say that it is much more enjoyable than hand coding all the HTML as I was doing before. Kudoes to Steve Francia for the Hugo framework, George Cushen for the Hugo Academic Theme and others who have gotten me this far. At last.