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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Mrs. Slater, Miss Moore: 1916

Mrs. Slater, Miss Moore: 1916

1916. "Woman's National Service School, under woman's section, Navy League. Mrs. Slater and Miss Moore." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Neat Bolo Tie

Miss Moore is wearing a slightly modified version of the M1912 campaign hat, which was standard issue headgear for the Army and Marine Corps from 1912 until about 1940 (still worn by Army drill sergeants and USMC drill instructors). And her bolo tie is the cord worn on the hat-the cords came in different colors to indicate branch of service -- Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, etc. Due to the dark color I'd say this is a red Artillery cord.

Oh! The textures!

Look at the quality of the fabrics. The tent, the uniforms, the ropes of the tent, the early sneakers (part fabric, part leather). Causes the hair of the shoeshiner (Mrs. Harris?) to stand out, as well as the bolo tie of Miss Moore. What a well-built broom! And is that a paper bag hanging inside the tent? What else could have a square bottom like that?

Government Issue

Their frocks appear to be the uniform of the day, but it looks like they brought their own footwear.

More pretty girls

Oh!! More lovely ladies!! Lookin' good for both being 110 years old.

 
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