Two Sailors celebrating the end of World War II

Two Sailors celebrating the end of World War II

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Naval kittens in hammocks, ca. WWII. (via Imgur.)

“The Army and The Navy of the United States of America” 1917 - Marine and Sailor. (Source.)

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Sailors, ca. 1940.

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Sailors, ca. 1940.

Two sailors ca. 1940-1945. An image featured in the “Love and War” exhibit at the Kinsey Institute Gallery. More info on the exhibit can be found here.
“The photo is usually seen cropped from the waist up, as it was in the 1980s when the activist organization ACT-UP used in it on a T-shirt in their Read My Lips campaign. But the print hanging in the Kinsey gallery is the original version. Below decks, the sailors’ flies are open, and they are, so to speak, crossing swords.”

Two sailors ca. 1940-1945. An image featured in the “Love and War” exhibit at the Kinsey Institute Gallery. More info on the exhibit can be found here.

The photo is usually seen cropped from the waist up, as it was in the 1980s when the activist organization ACT-UP used in it on a T-shirt in their Read My Lips campaign. But the print hanging in the Kinsey gallery is the original version. Below decks, the sailors’ flies are open, and they are, so to speak, crossing swords.”


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A German sailor from the cruiser Prinz Eitel Friedrich, interned along with the Kronprinz Wilhelm, their crews and a menagerie of mascots at Norfolk, Va., in 1915.

A German sailor from the cruiser Prinz Eitel Friedrich, interned along with the Kronprinz Wilhelm, their crews and a menagerie of mascots at Norfolk, Va., in 1915.

“To Victory - our sailors in the Orient” - French postcard, WWI.

To Victory - our sailors in the Orient” - French postcard, WWI.

Berlin cabaret poster, 1920s.
"The idyllic gay portrait of dapper German officers in capes and peaked caps transfixed by demure Line-Boys (teenage male prostitutes that worked Berlin’s fancy hotel lobbies, gay clubs, and bars in the Tiergarten in gangs of 4 or 5) on Tiergarten benches disappeared from view in 1919. It was beggars who retained the combat dress of the defeated army. Berlin’s gay community at the beginning of Weimar adopted a different wardrobe, the sailor’s blouse and cap (alongside the tailored morning-coat of the perfumed dandy). In homosexual Dielen, middle-aged Sugar-Lickers (nighttime gay patrons), Coolies (older Gymnasium or university students who hired Line-Boys and frequently claimed to be straight), Doll-Boys (youngest and penniless gay hustlers that worked solely for food, lodging and cigarettes), even crotchety waiters wore the crisp blue-and-white insignia of jaunty marines on shore leave. The change of uniform had various meanings. Partly, it was a matter of identification - straights didn’t wear them - and they were a Wilhelmian echo of adolescent androgyny. More significantly, Berlin’s core homosexual community had expanded beyond the units of the Potsdam garrison."
-Mel Gordon, Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin.

Berlin cabaret poster, 1920s.

"The idyllic gay portrait of dapper German officers in capes and peaked caps transfixed by demure Line-Boys (teenage male prostitutes that worked Berlin’s fancy hotel lobbies, gay clubs, and bars in the Tiergarten in gangs of 4 or 5) on Tiergarten benches disappeared from view in 1919. It was beggars who retained the combat dress of the defeated army. Berlin’s gay community at the beginning of Weimar adopted a different wardrobe, the sailor’s blouse and cap (alongside the tailored morning-coat of the perfumed dandy). In homosexual Dielen, middle-aged Sugar-Lickers (nighttime gay patrons), Coolies (older Gymnasium or university students who hired Line-Boys and frequently claimed to be straight), Doll-Boys (youngest and penniless gay hustlers that worked solely for food, lodging and cigarettes), even crotchety waiters wore the crisp blue-and-white insignia of jaunty marines on shore leave. The change of uniform had various meanings. Partly, it was a matter of identification - straights didn’t wear them - and they were a Wilhelmian echo of adolescent androgyny. More significantly, Berlin’s core homosexual community had expanded beyond the units of the Potsdam garrison."

-Mel Gordon, Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin.

And I’m going to wrap up today’s celebration of Fleet Week and sailors with something contemporary and gorgeous. Enjoy.

fyodorpavlov:

The next pin-up boy is done! At my husband’s brilliant suggestion, I couldn’t resist paying an homage to the magic that is that Wonder Woman cover where she’s got the lasso pointlessly and impractically between her legs. Because obviously.
The other two pin-ups in the series here and here.

And just because why not, an illustration from an all-boys pin-up calendar I’m working on.
USS Bounty. I’m hilarious.

fyodorpavlov:

The next pin-up boy is done! At my husband’s brilliant suggestion, I couldn’t resist paying an homage to the magic that is that Wonder Woman cover where she’s got the lasso pointlessly and impractically between her legs. Because obviously.

The other two pin-ups in the series here and here.

And just because why not, an illustration from an all-boys pin-up calendar I’m working on.

USS Bounty. I’m hilarious.