Shorpy is one of the more interesting sites. The photos of the Maine are just unnerving.
Daddy's Back: 1919http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
Note: Baby is NOT a happy camper.
Douglas MacArthur. 1930http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
Powder Monkey 1865.http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
He's at best...10.
Unknown Battleship. 1910.http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
(Note. There is some discussion about that being the North Dakota, or possibly the Delaware. There are some that think she's the Arizona shortly after construction.)
Ord Mate Walker. 1942http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
August 1942, Corpus Christi, Texas: "It's an intricate operation, installing a 30-caliber machine gun in a Navy PBY plane, but not too tricky for Jesse Rhodes Waller. He's a Georgia man who's been in the Navy 5-1/2 years. At the Naval Air Base he sees that the flying ships are kept in tip-top shape. Waller is an aviation ordnance mate." (from the pic description. Beautiful kodachrome!)
Momma's Marine. 1916http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
I love his little smirk. (Photo notes: "Mrs. George Barnett and son." Lelia Gordon Barnett, wife of the Marine Corps commandant, and her son Basil Gordon, who in 1923 became the first person to crash an airplane in the District of Columbia.) Basil survived the crash and went on to become a Brigadier General.
Last but not least:
Sgt. Choken. 1943http://www.shorpy.co...riginal#caption
Edited by Magick, Nov 30 2012 - 01:44.