Sunday, November 3, 2013

Photo Number 1390

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Real Photo Postcard EKc  Navy DL Antiques
I was intrigued by the leather looking spats..or whatever they are called.   I thought that this was most likely a WWI postcard, but researching the postcard manufacturer (EKC)  they made this card in the 1940’s.  So I don’t know what to think.
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Update from Navy Brat:
This is a Undress Blues Boot Camp (rate would be Seaman Recruit) uniform with Tan Leggings (Covers over shoes). According to my Grandfather's Blue Jacket Manual (1940)..."Leggings are worn by enlisted men of the Navy with any form of dress when under arms for parade or ceremony, or infantry or artillery drill, or a landing party, or on guard detail, or when duty ashore as patrol or beach-master's guard or as a mail orderly. With leggings, high black shoes are worn by enlisted men."
The Undress Blues Jumper (Shirt) differs from the Dress Blues Jumper in that there is no white piping at wrists/cuff and at V neck going back around flap. Under the Jumper is a white (Crew neck Tee) Shirt, Pants are called Dungarees.

5 comments:

  1. I have seen one reenactor with the spats when he wears his naval uniform. Not sure the reason behind it, but yes, it is from WWII.

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  2. This is a Undress Blues Boot Camp (rate would be Seaman Recruit) uniform with Tan Leggings (Covers over shoes). According to my Grandfather's Blue Jacket Manual (1940)..."Leggings are worn by enlisted men of the Navy with any form of dress when under arms for parade or ceremony, or infantry or artillery drill, or a landing party, or on guard detail, or when duty ashore as patrol or beach-master's guard or as a mail orderly. With leggings, high black shoes are worn by enlisted men."
    The Undress Blues Jumper (Shirt) differs from the Dress Blues Jumper in that there is no white piping at wrists/cuff and at V neck going back around flap. Under the Jumper is a white (Crew neck Tee) Shirt, Pants are called Dungarees.

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  3. Cool beans! Always good to know more about uniforms!

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