Crackerjacks cute

5″ x 4″ portrait of 1940s sailor. Private Collection.

Well, what have we here, a cute as a button American sailor in white crackerjacks with the square knot neckerchief and dixie cup hat? Why, yes!

I guessed this one to be from the 40s by the style of picture portrait. The truth is this uniform is still to this day a service whites. This enlisted sailor could be from the 50s too, but I don’t see this picture to be more recent.

A little interesting factoid: sailors have a tradition of placing a coin in the center of the Neckerchief knot so if they get lost at sea they will have money to pay the ferryman across the river Styx.

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I have this feeling a good section of my tumblr followers will especially appreciate this one. ;)~

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