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In the Navy: 1952

In the Navy: 1952

The honoree of the party for whom the Kodachrome Crowd had gathered. His name's Ronnie, going by the evidence in the set of slides I found in a thrift store. View full size.

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Crackerjack Jumper

I've long been intrigued by the traditional Navy enlisted uniform. The kids today would call it "old school". The service dress blues uniform shirt the subject in the photo is wearing is called "crackerjack jumper".

I always thought the white cap, neckerchief, the bell bottom pants and the whole thing are really cool..and yes..really old school.

I am not a veteran of the US Navy so anyone who is can cheerfully correct me if I'm wrong.

Anchors Aweigh!

Mirror Image

This image is reversed. His Seaman stripes (E-3) are on the wrong sleeve and da Vinci's Last supper image is also reversed.

[Thanks; fixed. tterrace]

Thanks, for an old salt from the 60s those stripes on the wrong sleeve were like fingernails on a blackboard to me.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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