Archive for the ‘Classic Military’ Category

5919365.fdd95728.560 12179166.bbd5cb58.560 Bagged_560 Enlisting in the Marines, 1941

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Busy today packing for Toronto (did I mention I’m going to Toronto?). So how about some classic military pictures to kill some time.


Still organizing photos. Enjoy



The Herndon Monument Climb is the annual ceremony where the plebes (first year academy students) work together to climb the lard-covered monument and replace a “dixie-cup hat” on top with a midshipman hat. This is the official end of the plebe year in which they become “plebes no more!”. I had the opportunity to see this live once in the early 1980’s Here are some pictures for this years climb for the class of 2015. It occurred on May 22, 2012.





Other Pictures can be found at the Herndon Monument web site

No matter your service branch – We honor their committment!

As I continue to attempt to bring order to my digital collect I am finding fun old photos. I hope you enjoy more military recruits.


As I clean and clear my hard drives, I am finding more and more “Classic Military Photos” I figures I would post a couple and say that I will return to normal blogging with in a day or two. Things are much better. And no, I won’t share my meds! 😉












James Bingham was a naval officer and advertising genius in his day. His clients included The Airlines of the United States (a travel association), Association of Railroads (Travel association), Maxwell House Coffee, Gulf Oil, Cannon Towels, Caterpillar Tractor, Philadelphia Whisky, Alcoa Steamship Company, Champion Spark Plugs and U S Steel. The main purpose of advertising during this period was to build brand loyalty tied to support of our troops and the war effort with an eye towards post war consumerism.

His ads seem to be the precursor to the A&F style ad layout. Close to soft core porn as you could get in mainstream publications (Life etc.) in those days. Here are some towel ads. They could have easily been done by Tom of Finland. They ran in all the big magazines. And apparently gays in the military aren’t a new thing either.













Over the past few weeks I have been trying to organize my digital and hard copy pictures and came accross a bunch of classic military pictures including a couple “scrap books” done by Germans in WWII. SOme pictures show how little things have changed over the years. Especially in the area of personal grooming and needs.

From taking a shower;














To taking a dump,













and Sleeping;




And some of the pictures are just clearly a WTF moment.





Over the next weeks and months I hope to post some of my collection.