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Monday, July 11, 2016

SEAWORTHY

I don't have information on all these pics, but I'll do my best to identify some.


 painting by Austrian artist
Hans Schwarte-Hellweg (1906-1990)

by Norman Rockwell


Sailors during the Civil War
United States Navy 

sailor with kitty
1912





Is that a buoy in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?




  NTS Farragut
Farragut Naval Training Station, Idaho

 getting a tat


definitely tattooed

this edition published in 1908 


Russian


early 1950's


Sailors Sewing
photo from New York
(date unknown)


Pit Bull Mascot

 Verso is inscribed:
"Sailors at rest, World War I"





Have no clue where this guy is from
but it's an extremely striking photo

(identified - it's Germany. Thanks Geo.)


circa 1909

"Souvenir"



He'll regret that when he sobers up




"Roy in Hong Kong"



I seriously doubt if these are real sailors. They look more like hustlers from Selma Avenue.
Their baskets are packed and ready for a picnic (sorry, I couldn't help myself)




Germany




30 comments:

  1. "hustlers from selma avenue" - bwhahahahahaha!

    well hello sailor (said in a monty python voice)!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw - this seems to be an appropriate video for here

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    1. Wow, I haven't seen that video in a long time - it sure brings back memories.

      I hate to admit it, but I was very familiar with Selma Ave.

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  2. Again, great photo gallery. As to "striking photo" #20 down, the Kriegsmarine was the navy of Germany from 1935 to 1945 --probably not the best time for the kid to go see the world. Beyond that, I hadn't realized so many pets were kept by crews. I imagine they helped morale a great deal.

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    1. Geo - believe it or not, my first guess was Germany but I wasn't absolutely sure. Thanks for the info.

      I suppose the cats caught lots of mice and rats on the ships. And I'm sure those mascots boosted morale.

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    2. Jon, your guess was correct, as was "Russian?" for photo #15. Only part of embroidered word is visible on cap but I can make out enough to hazard "УЕРНОМОРСКИЙ", which is Russian for "Black Sea" in Cyrillic script. You'll get my bill in the mail.

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    3. You're a walking encyclopedia.
      No unsolicited mail allowed.

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  3. Ah, seamen.

    I need to check that one sailor, it looks like he's smuggling something hefty in his pants.

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    1. Whatever he had in those pants,I hope he didn't send that photo back home to Grandma.

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  4. hahahhahaha...Bob said semen errrrr seamen.

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  5. Like the pictures. My brother was in the Navy and came home with no tats as far as I could see.

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    1. My father was in the Navy, too, and he never got any tats.

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  6. A slightly subdued start and THEN "their baskets are packed and ready for a picnic".
    You do cheer me up Jon.

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    1. Angela, sometimes I actually cheer myself up......

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  7. Love the pit bull mascot. It is an image that resonates with me. Those sailors look ready for a menage a trois. I must admit when my basket is packed and ready for a picnic... it does not look like that. But I might not mind being joined by them, for some afternoon exercising. When I was a teenager I dated a Navy Man, brings back memories.

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  8. There's something sexy about Navy men. I like the pit bull mascot, too. He reminds me of the dog in "The Little Rascals".

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  9. Definitely, my fav is the second by Schwarte-Hellweg.
    I've always been fascinated by seafaring 'bad boys' (no, I've never watched any of Johnny Depp's films) ... but the tats are a definite turn-OFF. Scars and maybe a broken nose, yes, tats nooooo.

    That NTS Farragut model almost looks like he could be your brother, (Assuming you had siblings ...)

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    1. I love that painting, too. I was never particularly fond of tattoos - especially those really ugly ones that the guys got during WWII.

      Yea, I guess Farragut and I could be brothers....

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  10. Excellent collection.."I'm behaving" is a great shot!

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    1. Thanks. The "behaving" photo is so cute - one of my favorites.

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  11. My dad was in the navy in the 40s at the end of the war. He had a dark blue uniform with a buttoned flap on the front of the pants. What a pain that must have been if you were in a hurry!

    Those three guys don't look official to me, either--LOL! ;)

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    1. My father was also in the Navy during WWII. He was drafted in 1941 (I think it was '41) when he was nineteen.

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  12. I like Pipe Kitty
    & Sewing Cat
    my John's Dad & second oldest brother
    were both in the Navy
    his brother retired after 20 year career

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  13. I like the sewing cat, too - and that little sewing machine. I've always been intrigued by the ocean and ships. There must be some sailors somewhere in my ancestry.

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  14. Great pics. I wonder about the "I'm behaving" shot. Maybe something he sent back home to his girl friend, wife, or mother? With that look on his face, I'm not sure he's being entirely upfront, though.

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  15. He probably did send it to reassure his girlfriend or mother - - but that rueful look on his face isn't very convincing....

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    1. I do, too. The artist is one of my favorites.

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