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    U.S. Navy sailors paint the forward stack of the troop transport USS General J.C. Breckinridge (AP-176).
    Taken from the March 1950 issue of U.S. Navy All Hands Magazine.

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    Hand scraping and painting, wonder about exposure to lead paint?

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    Not everyone was wearing a hard hat, if those are hard hats...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntheGroove View Post
    Not everyone was wearing a hard hat, if those are hard hats...
    Conical shape of some tells me they are standard uniform 'Dixie Cups', brims flipped down for a little extra shade. Anchor clankers are hardheaded enough, I ought to know.
    Took 26 years to figure it out!
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    They look kind of like sailors "Dixie Cups" (Cotton sailors hat) with the brim pulled down

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    Bob Denver (Gilligan on the comedy Gilligan's Island) Wore a Dixie Cup with the brim down as his every day costume when filming the series.

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    Early U.S. mail wagon. New York, 1900s.

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    The men along the street look so distinguished! Even the driver is wearing a tie. I sure would love to have one I assume it is electric.

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    Nurses treat patients with ultraviolet light from a Finsen hospital lamp. London, 1900.

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