February 9, 2010

USN Postal Cover


Say what you will about the strengths and weaknesses of the different branches of the military, only the Navy can lay claim to mermaids.

Postal Cover from USS Langley CV 1
1935
from NavSource

7 comments:

Nigel said...

But I don't think that sailor has any interest in the mermaid at all...

Laura Lee said...

hahaha!! methinks yerrrright!! ahoy! Hey, maybe she is the beginnings of the Starbucks mermaid. hmmm...

downtown guy said...

He does look like a fairly wholesome young tar.

Ms. Moon said...

If I HAD to be in the military, I'd choose the Navy.

downtown guy said...

I've always felt the same way.

Steph(anie) said...

She reminds me of Anjelica Huston in The Life Aquatic.

downtown guy said...

Good call!