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  3. New designs now available at WorkBoatWear

     
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  5. sailorgil:

    " Three Sailor Boys "  …  Cyanotype Print

    Sailors.jpg by akrausha on Flickr

     
  6. sailorgil:

    " Boy Sailor "  …  Studio Portrait, CDV

    Sailor portrait.jpg by akrausha on Flickr.

     
  7. Marlinespike seamanship being taught to sailors in the early 20th century

    SCHOOL FOR SAILORS, NAVAL TRAINING STATION: Newport, Rhode Island. Instead of working at a blackboard with chalk, these pupils solve their problems on a wooden rail with rope. The course in elementary seamanship conducted in this rigging loft includes a mastery of the subject of knotting and splicing.

    National Geographic Magazine, Volume 31 (1917), page 351. (From a photo essay entitled “THE CALL TO THE COLORS”)

     
  8. ERNEST CHIRIACKA (American, 1920-2010)
    Floating Bedroom, paperback cover, 1963
    Gouache on board

     
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  12. greatestgeneration:

    How to Lash Your Hammock 

    (Source: jackgordon.org)

     
  13. 4cp:

    "Punch" magazine advertisement illustration, early 1950s. 

     
  14. Soviet Navy’s Pacific Fleet sailor in full dress.

    The telnyashka (Russian: тельня́шка) is a white undershirt horizontally striped in various colors, and dates back to the 19th century Tsarist Navy.

    It is an iconic uniform garment worn by the Russian Navy and the Russian  Naval Infantry (marines).

    The telnyashkas originated with distinctive striped blouses worn by the merchants and fishermen of Brittany.

    The fashion was later adopted and popularized by the French Navy and other navies of the pre-Dreadnought era.

    Telnyashka has become such evident symbol of masculinity in Soviet culture, that it is sported by dozens of popular non-military characters of the cinema and even children’ cartoons. There is a popular saying that describes the wearing of telnyashkas as an indicator of a “real man”; "We are few in number, but we wear telnyashkas!"

     
  15. Crewmen of the USS Monitor pose on the deck of their ironclad ship in July 1862.

    In 1862, the USS Monitor — a Civil War-era ironclad warship — fought one of the world’s first iron-armored battles against the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia. Less than a year later, a violent storm sank the Union ship off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The wreck was discovered more than a century later, and subsequent searches have turned up more than just a crumbling ship — they also found the skeletons of two of the Monitor’s sailors in the ship’s gun turret.  (more)