Sailor

By: usermattw

Jun 18 2018

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Category: Men

6 Comments

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What it is:

Photo measuring 3.5 x 5 inches.

 

What I know about it:

No information.  Undated and unidentified.  The basket of vintage photos I bought this from had several copies, but none was labeled.

 

Comments:

And here’s a vintage photo of a handsome young sailor because, well, just because.

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6 comments on “Sailor”

  1. I imagine he was popular with his crew mates.

  2. I think his hat might be the design that was first used (or rather, reintroduced–see second link below) in 1933, so that might help with dating. I would have said the photo was earlier, but his “flat hat” isn’t as wide as the earlier ones. An interesting tidbit is that the bands used to have the specific ship’s name embroidered on them; they apparently quit doing that for cost reasons. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/86234-us-navy-hat-bands-with-ship-names/
    http://navycollector.com/Flat_hat.htm.htm
    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/cloth-headgear-western-allies/u-s-navy-flat-hats-pre-ww2-131192/

  3. He does look like a nice chap. So young!


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