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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Ahoy, Mate: 1902

Ahoy, Mate: 1902

Another view of Fitz Guerin's sailing sisters from 1902. View full size.

Not so unusual

This isn't so unusual. Women did freaquently dress as men on stage at this time. Lillian Russell had some very popular love songs written from a man's point of view.

Sisters to the end...

They both look like they're about to giggle. The shadow of a smirk on the "sailor's" face.

This is

Hot, hot, hot. Dang.

 
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