By: usermattw

Dec 31 2012

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Category: Groups


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What it is:

Real photo post card measuring slightly less than 5.75 x 4 inches.

What I know about it:

Printed on Agfa paper.  Otherwise no information.


I wanted to do a New Year’s Eve post, but the only photos I have that I can specifically tie to New Year’s Eve are the two I posted last year.  Still, I thought this image captured the spirit of a New Year’s Eve party, regardless of whatever occasion it actually depicts, so I chose it.  In scanning it for this post, I noticed that it’s printed on Agfa paper, which suggests that it was printed in Germany.  “But wait,” I thought, “are these people German?  I though these were U.S. Army people.”  That, of course, sent me diving into the internet to try to identify the insignia.  I believe the guy on the left is a U.S. Army private, and the lapel pin that looks like a little castle on the guy on the right represents the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Perhaps they were stationed in Germany?  I tried to identify more of the pins on the guy on the right.  I was getting frustrated, and I finally thought, “Matt, stop!  You have other things to do right now, and all you wanted to do was wish everybody a safe and happy New Year’s Eve.”  So there you go.  Happy New Year’s Eve!

10 comments on “Cheers”

  1. Great pic. Happy New Year, Matt!

  2. They certainly look like they are enjoying themselves! Happy New Year!

  3. Cocktails in Dixie cups! Happy New Year!

  4. This is a wonderful picture! They definitely are enjoying themselves! Happy New Year, Matt!

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