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One of the close shaves of a sailor's life

PC001.04.01.USMA.0310.0080.003 (RS82236)

Description

The stereoscope shows an image of five sailors sitting and watching a fellow sailor receive a shave with a straight razor. They are in various states of undress with socks and pants thrown over a metal rail. The sailor who is shaving his peer has many tattoos.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1926-03-23
Physical Description
1 stereo view
Dimensions
7x 3.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
188111
Reference Code
PC001.04.01.USMA.0310.0080.003

Record details

Other Organizations
United States. Navy
Descriptive Terms
government
military personnel
razors
seamen
Material Type
photographs
stereographs
Subjects
shaving
Notes
Original in Stereo Views - Charlestown, MA - Boston Navy Yard. W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 86-87

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