Military & Sports Uniforms

Who doesn't love a man (or woman) in uniform? Almost everybody has worn a uniform sometime in their life - these are the vintage versions of those uniforms.
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Uniforms are worn by many kinds of people - children and adults - in all kinds of organizations. Police, firefighters, nurses, paramedics, the military, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, sports teams, prisoners, school bands, some workplaces . . . even some schoolchildren are required to wear uniforms. In businesses, identical dress is often about branding. In first responders, a uniform is about identifying who is there to provide assistance and often to protect the responder him or herself. For medical personnel, a uniform is protection and guarantees cleanliness. Soldiers' uniforms allow them to easily identify a member of their own and often provide camouflage. A sports team is much like a group of soldiers - a uniform quickly allows them to see a teammate and of course, especially in contact sports like football, provides protection. Prisoners and guards wear different uniforms for obvious reasons - prisoners can't "blend" with guards when they are wearing a colored jumpsuit! And even for schoolchildren, a uniform can be a boon - for parents and children. A uniform is cheaper for a parent than fad clothing and eliminates arguments about what to wear every day. For children, a uniform levels the playing field - "popular kids" aren't those who can afford better clothing.


Almost everyone wears a uniform at some time in their lives - either as a child (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school) or an adult (sports, job, or military service). No matter what your opinion about uniforms, these vintage photos of other people wearing a uniform are fun to see.
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A photo of Colonel William Crooks
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Jun 20, 1832 - Dec 17, 1907
Added Apr 21, 2016 by: Kristi Beal
Kristi Beal
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A photo of Edwin Francis & Dawn Leone on Veteran's Day
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Nov 3, 1931 - around Jan 11, 2009
Added Feb 15, 2016 by: Dawn Leone-Parker
Dawn Leone-Parker
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A photo of Charles Parsley in the military during WWI. He was the son of Pleasant "Lee" and Margaret (Ray) Parsley. He was born on November 15, 1894 and died in 1963 in Laurel County, Kentucky. He married Ruth Bowling. His family lived in Harlan County, Ky and Laurel County, Ky.
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Nov 15, 1894 - 1963
A photo of Horace Lucas and his high school football team in John Day, Grant, Oregon in the 1920s.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
A photo of Pierre-Paul Guieysse, (May 11, 1841 – May 19, 1914) who was a French Socialist politician. He was Minister of the Colonies in the French Cabinet headed by Léon Bourgeois between 1895 and 1896. Polytechnician costume. He was born in Lorient, Brittany, of a Protestant family. He trained as a hydrographic engineer, working for the navy, but developed scholarly and political interests, becoming a specialist in Egyptology (he worked on the book of the Egyptian dead) and being active in leftist politics. In May 1900 he co-founded the newspaper "La Dépêche de Lorient". He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies as a Radical and Republican Deputy for Morbihan (Brittany, France) between 1890 and 1910. He was active in the debate over the 1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and the State, to which he proposed an amendment.[1] He was also active in the promotion of legislation to make pension contributions compulsory. From November 1895 to April 1896 he was Minister of Colonies, in the Bourgeois government.
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May 11, 1841 - May 19, 1914
A photo of a group of unknown women - Front of "unknown 300"
Added Dec 27, 2015 by: Drenda Medina
Drenda Medina
341 favorites
This is a photo of a group of the female guards at Oak Ridge, TN during WWII, part of the Manhattan Project. My grandmother Frances McClain is 2nd from the left in the center row.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Dec 12, 2015 by: Angela May
Angela May
11 favorites
A photo of Ned Nussrallah (2nd from right).
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Feb 13, 1896 - Jul 13, 1959
Added Nov 22, 2015 by: Lisa Rae
Lisa Rae
47 favorites
Unknown family photo - no date, place or names. This one is a tintype photo. One of these men might be the name of Bettis.
A photo of Edward Peter Aune
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May 11, 1914 - Oct 26, 2004
Added Sep 9, 2015 by: Becky Ewens
Becky Ewens
84 favorites
A photo of Seymour B. Pierce (1901-1983), taken about 1915 from a post card. Born 25 Mar 1901 son of Mial David Pierce and Katherine B Town(e) in Rutland, VT, and died Aug 1983 in Syracuse, NY. On the back is written: Cadet S. Pierce Porter Military Episcopal Academy Charleston S. C. Seymour Pierce Kate's son He served in the US Navy.
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Mar 25, 1901 - August 1983
A photo of a Girl Scout troop in 1920
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
322 favorites
Casey "Audress" Dunn was an active boy scout while growing up in the Pasadena, LA county, CA area. Audress as he was called by his parents, b. Mar 25, 1920 in Mounds, IL and d. May 7, 1942 in the Coral Sea. He was serving his country on the USS Neosho during the Pearl Harbor attacks.
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Mar 20, 1920 - Unknown
Added Mar 8, 2008 by: Wini Richards Fletcher
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This is a photo of Harold M. "Peanuts" Edwards added by Jennifer Ridner on July 31, 2020.
A photo of Otto Baumgartner in his train conductor uniform which he wore conducting a Swiss passenger train through the Swiss alps
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Jan 16, 1898 - July 1977
Added Dec 6, 2019 by: Don Krumlauf
Don Krumlauf
4 favorites
A photo of Ray Fortner
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Jun 2, 1902 - Jul 5, 1979
Added Nov 25, 2019 by: Karen Smith
Karen Smith
7 favorites
A photo of my father, Brian R Jacobson
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Jun 15, 1938 - Dec 8, 2009
Added Feb 12, 2019 by: Mindy Jacobson
Mindy Jacobson
3 favorites
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Photo rescued from Garage Sale Warehouse in Beaverton, Oregon; September 2018. Photo by Atelier Promenade form Copenhagen, Denmark. Taken approximately 1907-1920. More pictures from this photographer at: https://www.fotohistorie.com/atelier-promenade-kbh.html
Added Jan 6, 2019 by: Patti Hutterli
Patti Hutterli
160 favorites
A photo of Albert A. Shaw, my fathe,r in his Boy Scout uniform.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Nov 17, 2018 by: Leslie Shaw
Leslie Shaw
12 favorites
A photo of Mary E Tomich
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Jun 29, 1916 - Sep 17, 1993
Added Jul 6, 2018 by: Jp Baluch
Jp Baluch
3 favorites
A photo of Eileen E Uminski
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Jul 25, 1924 - Oct 18, 2004
Added Mar 12, 2018 by: Nancy Duggan
Nancy Duggan
23 favorites
A photo of Francis Ernest Nunweek
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Added Feb 9, 2018 by: Roger Cash
Roger Cash
4 favorites
A photo of Cornelius Welling
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Jun 29, 1902 - June 1985
Added Jan 3, 2018 by: Amber Nicolazzo
Amber Nicolazzo
2 favorites
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A photo of Dane Mileusnich - brother to mother Danilo Miric - left, of Dane Mileusnich
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Aug 18, 1896 - February 1968
Added Dec 27, 2017 by: Vladimir Prica
Vladimir Prica
3 favorites
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A photo of Anthony Costanza and his brother Achille (Kelly) Costanza.
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Jan 19, 1905 - Jul 22, 1963
Added Dec 6, 2017 by: Laura Scott
Laura Scott
96 favorites
A photo of Lyster Melwyn Jackson with his two brothers, Harry and Dave on the occasion of Dave's enlistment in 1919
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Aug 15, 1903 - Jan 2, 1984
Added Aug 18, 2017 by: Jenny Jackson
Jenny Jackson
15 favorites
A photo of William Ewing on April 1940, Langley Field VA A James A Fazzi Sr Picture
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Jul 4, 2017 by: Jim Fazzi
Jim Fazzi
78 favorites
A photo of Herman Eaton Norfleet
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Feb 28, 1923 - Feb 6, 1997
Added May 3, 2017 by: Bill Newman
Bill Newman
5 favorites
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A photo of Richard Salazar Jr.
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Jun 15, 1943 - Unknown
Added Apr 12, 2017 by: Naomi N Richard Hernandez
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A photo of Evelyn Hayes in the late 1940s. She was a Navy Wave, recruiter, and nurse.Taken prior to her marriage to Doyle Willard Whitehurst.
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A photo of Josef Fenrich De Gjurgjenovac
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Added Mar 30, 2017 by: Bertham Fenrich
Bertham Fenrich
21 favorites
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A photo of Irene M Fuschi-Maki
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Nov 18, 1922 - Mar 29, 1993
Added Mar 25, 2017 by: Martha Casanova
Martha Casanova
82 favorites
A photo of John F. Neusbaum. He was the brother of my grandmother (Nettie Neusbaum Mort). He served in WW1 as chief petty officer on the USS Roanoke. Born 06/14/1890 in Fannettsburg, PA and died 10/16/1954 in Los Angeles, CA,
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Jun 14, 1890 - Oct 16, 1954
Added Mar 7, 2017 by: Marlene Christopher
Marlene Christopher
239 favorites
A photo of Franklyn Leland Bettinger and Mary Lou Bettinger
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Jan 23, 1900 - May 9, 1982
Added Mar 6, 2017 by: Deborah Bernard
Deborah Bernard
178 favorites
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A photo of Harold Ramsay Cazneaux
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Mar 13, 1920 - Sep 14, 1941
Added Feb 9, 2017 by: Patrick Cazneau
Patrick Cazneau
116 favorites
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A photo of Desmond Doss and his wife, Dorothy, who married in 1942. They had one son, Desmond T. Doss, Jr.
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Feb 7, 1919 - Mar 23, 2006
Added Nov 2, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of my uncle, John Lynn Mort, posed with his sister, Helen, right before he left to sail for France, where he died of pneumonia. An American Legion post in Elsinore, CA is named for him. He was working in CA when he was drafted or enlisted.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Oct 24, 2016 by: Marlene Christopher
Marlene Christopher
239 favorites
A photo of Jesse J Antuna
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around 1927 - Unknown
Added Aug 21, 2016 by: Sean Hedstrom
Sean Hedstrom
5 favorites
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A photo of Lawrence Mullaney
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around 1890 - Apr 26, 1917
Added Aug 7, 2016 by: Michelle Hargreaves
Michelle Hargreaves
11 favorites
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A photo of Robert O. Black, Sr.
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Aug 30, 1890 - Jan 7, 1970
Added Jul 25, 2016 by: Diane Black
Diane Black
44 favorites
A photo of Carl Berrens and Norma (Davis) Berrens.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Jul 4, 2016 by: Marjorie Ratliff
Marjorie Ratliff
3 favorites
Born Sept. 18, 1874 Schömberg, Calw, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Died Oct. 4, 1908
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Sep 18, 1874 - Oct 4, 1908
A photo of Leslie James Scott
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around 1893 - Oct 3, 1917
Added Jun 3, 2016 by: Lynnette Adams
Lynnette Adams
2 favorites
A photo of Dominic James Carlini
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Aug 29, 1924 - Oct 10, 1997
Added May 30, 2016 by: Melody Martinson
Melody Martinson
7 favorites
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Men of the 101st Airborne. Names unknown.
Added May 18, 2016 by: Jon Eager
Jon Eager
98 favorites
This photo was found in my father's old barn, with no identifying information other than that the man pictured was the great-uncle of my grandfather, William Harwood, and that he was the captain of a ship. Family rumor has it that my grandfather's grandmother, Sarah Beason, had a brother, a ship's captain, who was lost at sea. The family reportedly came from Gloucestershire, England. I am hoping someone might recognize this photo and help me with this man's identity.
Added May 5, 2016 by: Estella Houston
Estella Houston
6 favorites
A photo of William G Doser
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Mar 28, 1920 - Mar 1, 1998
Added Apr 21, 2016 by: Judy Hejka
Judy Hejka
11 favorites
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A photo of Colonel William Crooks
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Jun 20, 1832 - Dec 17, 1907
Added Apr 21, 2016 by: Kristi Beal
Kristi Beal
6.40k+ favorites
A photo of a group of NCO's & their Officer. , Leonard Skidmore Stevenson (Front right) possibly RAF Cranwell. Royal Air Force
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Apr 13, 2016 by: Steve Payne
Steve Payne
94 favorites
My brother, Walter Niles, playing the guitar
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Apr 9, 2016 by: Lauretta Niles
Lauretta Niles
63 favorites
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A photo of John Wilbur St. Clair
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Jan 22, 1923 - Jul 25, 1944
Added Apr 7, 2016 by: Kristi Beal
Kristi Beal
6.40k+ favorites
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A photograph of Paul Andrew Branic
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May 24, 1920 - Mar 3, 2004
Added Apr 7, 2016 by: Kristi Beal
Kristi Beal
6.40k+ favorites
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