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It's beer o'clock! (again)

What a wonderful place to enjoy a beer with a mate, don’t you think?


Poor goat

(at least, it seems this animal is a goat). The smile of these soldiers and the knives held by two of them are clear: this animal is about to be slaughtered and to be eaten soon (if you’re interested in such pictures, see… 7 more words


May 19th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, Seal Beach the Lodge Cafe on Main Street ran this ad in the Santa Ana Register.

Adams, Beverly and West were a male comedy and singing trio active in 1916.   101 more words

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Mother and son

Studio photographs of soldiers with wives and fiancées are rather common, but pictures of soldiers with their wives as rather rare, as far as I know. 32 more words


The backdrop

This post is following in some way yesterday’s one, as it shows another example of backdrop used by photographers in their studio. I don’t have any indication about a potential date for this picture, but I presume it was taken during the war. 30 more words


Peeling potatoes

I don’t know if it happens in other countries, but in France, military service is often seen as soldiers peeling potatoes for a long time. Such as these soldiers, near the front line. 31 more words