Sailor In A Duffle Coat, 1942.
A German U boat sailor. WW1.
Helmut Kolle: Lesender Matrose, 1926/27
There Is A Poetry In Ships’ NamesIt can still be heard in the quiet watches of the night…, when mist obscures the waterfront and foghorns call mournfully through the darkness. Out across the bay, blinking lights mark the channel down which Navy ships have sailed for a hundred years, and bells sound a knell for those that never came back. There is no quiet Arlington for ships; their bones rust in unknown lands beneath the sea.The names that entered history in minutes filled with fire and thunder are soon forgotten, except in long hours of the night when the bells call the roll of missing ships.—- Fletcher Pratt
Moscow, boys. 1953
Moscow school children dressed in sailor suits in 1953. All are wearing black or brown cotton long stockings with supporters (Russian Leibchen or garter waists). They can’t be much older than kindergarten or first grade lads.
Jugend: Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben
1916, Band 2 (Nr. 27-53)
“Basin With Sailor” by John Singer Sargent, 1917.