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    Posted 7 years ago

    scottvez
    (953 items)

    This is an 1890s view of sailors relaxing ship board.

    It is unusual in that it shows the casual poses-- one sailor is even sitting is a split position!

    Additionally, the image is marked by the photographer, who must have made many images shipboard as he has the card printed with the ship name at the bottom.

    The USS SF was a protected cruiser. She was built in 1890 and served off the coast of Cuba during the Spanish American War.

    Based on the uniforms and photo format, this image dates from about the 1890s or just after the turn of the century.

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking vetraio and vo.

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks sklo and ted.

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks tom and indy.

      scott
    4. SCPODan, 7 years ago
      "Splits man" is wearing a rating badge design that was good through 1897. Not all sailors changed them out right away. The navy frequently allowed a wear out period for their uniform regulation changes.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks dan-- appreciate your help in dating the photo.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks rade.

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks brunswick and budek.

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking nice!

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks spiritbear!

      scott

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