October 21, 2009

Powder monkey of USS New Hampshire


How old do you think that kid was? And how do sailor suits manage to be both dorky and cool at the same time, no matter what era?

Off Charleston, SC
1864
from Pixdaus

10 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

No matter how old he was, he was OLD ENOUGH!
What a great picture.

downtown guy said...

He thinks he's old enough, anyway.

honeyluna said...

I wish more men would wear sailor outfits everyday! I think they are sexier than the other military uniforms. I love those big, strong thighs in tight bell-bottoms. It's hawt!

Plus, I always expect sailors to break out in song and dance, and you know I love that.

downtown guy said...

Go to any gay costume party. Sailors galore.

May said...

Julya and I followed a pod of sailors in full regalia around Chicago once. It was fantastic.

Steph(anie) said...

No way that's 1964.

downtown guy said...

You're right, of course. I meant 1864.

May: I hear when the ships come into NY harbor, every gal in the city (and about 10% of the fellows) show up for the event.)

May said...

I don't blame them! I would too! Maybe I could get one of them drunk and steal his pants! HA HA!

downtown guy said...

Yeah, that's why you want his pants off.

Ms. Moon said...

Sailors come into port in Jacksonville too, or so I hear.