Mascots

The people, pets, or art that brought/bring us luck
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The dictionary defines a mascot as "a person or thing that is supposed to bring good luck or that is used to symbolize a particular event or organization". Today, we generally think of mascots as people in costumes. That wasn't true in the past!
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The Marine mascot, Private Jiggs, in 1923. After their tenacious fighting at the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I, the Germans (or perhaps not - this may be just a story) nicknamed the Marines "Devil Dogs." This story engendered a popular cartoon of a dachshund (for the Germans) running from a bulldog, with the caption " Teufelhunden – Devil Dog Recruiting Station" Thus was born the mascot for the Marines!
A photo of the mascot for the Scottish football team (soccer in America) the Partick Thistle.
Added Feb 26, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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Hospital Mascots ~ Cynda Fidler and Johnny Sharp. Photograph from the Good Samaritan Hospital of Lexington, Kentucky USA. 1955 yearbook 'The Nightingale'.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Jun 5, 2012 by: Jennifer Rudd
Jennifer Rudd
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A photo of the New York Yankees (baseball) mascot, Eddie Bennett, in 1921. In 1919, Eddie became the mascot for the Chicago White Sox (after convincing them that he had magical powers that would bring them luck). At age 18, he went on to be mascot/bat boy of the NY Yankees, where he retired (just before his death) in 1932.
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1903 - Jan 16, 1935
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
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Lucille Shirpser, Mascot, San Francisco Islam Band
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
This is a photo of U.S.S. Vixen, Miss Vixen, the mascot added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
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Soldier and eagle mascot beside "H" Troop flag
A photo of the mascots of the battleship "Texas" - kitten on top of the 13 in gun, puppy in the gun.
Added Jan 9, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
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A photo of Babe Ruth with a mascot for the team.
People in this photo:
Feb 6, 1895 - Aug 16, 1948
This is a photo of Mascot of the "Philadelphia" added by Ancient Faces on January 7, 2012.
Added Jan 7, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
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A photo of the mascots of the American League teams in New York and Washington
Open-air Mass, Jas. Simcox, Mascot of Spanish War Veterans, Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Kelly Field, Texas. "Julius Caesar," mascot of the MP's
Frederick, Maryland. Greaseball, a mascot at the Stevens Airport
Added Jan 6, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
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A Nick Parrino photo of the crew of the Snow White, a B-24 Bomber from the U.S. Army 9th Air Force at a base in Libya.
"Caeser" Navy mascot at Scout Fleet vs. Fort Benning game
A photo of Henry Gibbons Jr. on Army mascot, 11/22/24
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
This is a photo of Mascots at Army-Navy game, 11/29/24 added by Ancient Faces on January 6, 2012.
This is a photo of Dog mascot added by Ancient Faces on January 5, 2012.
Added Jan 5, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
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This is a photo of U.S.S. Raleigh, the ship's mascot added by Ancient Faces on January 4, 2012.
This is a photo of Mascot - 11th Engineers added by Ancient Faces on January 1, 2012.
Added Jan 1, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
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A photo of Hans von Minning, 15 yr. Old, mascot of German Reg't
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
A bunny, a parrot, a "kid" and a puppy - no, it's not the beginning of a joke. It's a menagerie as a "mascot" on the "Recruit".
Added Jan 1, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
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this is the nose art from ssgt george w whitmers b 24 liberator on which he was a waste gunner
Added Oct 18, 2005 by: Mary Whitmer
Mary Whitmer
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Example of 'Nose Art' cover on PB4Y-2 aircraft of VP-772 originated by Chief Rbt. Cluff. This particular plane, #7, went down with loss of 9 men. Individual is LTCDR Byron A. Morgan,US Navy VP-772 PB4Y-pilot.
Added Jan 1, 2001 by: Frank Tatu
Frank Tatu
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