Posts Tagged ‘army uniform’

Soldier, Convertible, Suitcase, 1930s.

Monday, May 25th, 2009

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Soldier, messing with a camera or other mechanism, 1930s. From this set.

On Leave at Duffy’s Gay Nineties

Friday, January 11th, 2008

The back of this postcard says it was taken in Coney Island, so I doubt there was a real Duffy’s Gay Nineties — just a painted backdrop for fun-seekers to get a photo to mail back home. These two guys, on leave from the Army in 1946, seem to be enjoying themselves. The guy on the left has a single chevron, identifying him as private. The guy on the right, while blurry, still has a clear enough view of his unit patch: 1st Army. The guy on the right has some tell-tales in that hand, too (besides the bottle): on his ring-finger is a wedding ring, and between his fingers, a cigarette. The war was over, his best gal was waiting for him back home, and he got to live it up at Coney Island once in a while – he had no complaints.