One of the close shaves of a sailor's life

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

Descriptive Terms

razors
seamen
military personnel
government
stereographs
photographs

Physical Description

1 stereo view

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1926-03-23

Reference Code

PC001.04.01.USMA.0310.0080.003

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

7 x 3.5 (HxW)(inches)

Record Details

Material Type

stereographs
photographs

Other Organizations

United States. Navy

Subjects

shaving

Accruals Note

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

Description Level

Item