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Cast Party: 1936

Cast Party: 1936

February 11, 1936. Washington, D.C. "NO CAPTION (Young man in bed with leg in cast)." Blown up here. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.


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It appears to me that a modern Sharpie is much better suited to write on a plaster cast than a fountain pen.

On the other hand, the docs seem to use those plaster casts less often these days.

Victory Medal

The young man in uniform is wearing what appears to be a Victory Medal for what we now call the First World War. (In 1936 it was the "Great War," or just, "the War.") But he is clearly too young to have served back then. Perhaps it was his father's.

Nifty uniform

I take it the young man in uniform is a cadet at Castle Heights Military Academy ("CHMA"?) Apparently it was a going concern from about 1918 to 1986.

[CHMA stands for Charlotte Hall Military Academy, a school in Maryland. - Dave]

Blown Up

Click to embiggen. Note the signature of "Oscar Zilch," which seems to have been a sort of generic joke name of the era.

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