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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.

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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A photo of Edwin Francis & Dawn Leone on Veteran's Day
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A photo of Charles Parsley in the military during WWI. He was the son of... more
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Taken in John Day, Grant County, OR in .
A photo of Horace Lucas and his high school football team in John Day, Grant,... more
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Taken in .
A photo of Pierre-Paul Guieysse, (May 11, 1841 – May 19, 1914) who was a... more
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A photo of a group of unknown women - Front of "unknown 300"
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Taken in Oak Ridge, Anderson County, TN in .
This is a photo of a group of the female guards at Oak Ridge, TN during WWII,... more
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A photo of Ned Nussrallah (2nd from right).
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Taken in .
Unknown family photo - no date, place or names. This one is a tintype... more
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A photo of Edward Peter Aune
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Taken at Porter Military Episcopal Academy, Charleston, SC in .
A photo of Seymour B. Pierce (1901-1983), taken about 1915 from a post card.... more
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Taken in .
A photo of a Girl Scout troop in 1920
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Taken in LA County, CA USA.
Casey "Audress" Dunn was an active boy scout while growing up in the... more
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A photo of Dane Mileusnich - brother to mother Danilo Miric - left, of Dane... more
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A photo of Anthony Costanza and his brother Achille (Kelly) Costanza.
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Taken at Glendaruel [family home], Saint Arnaud, Northern Grampians Shire County, VIC Australia in .
A photo of Lyster Melwyn Jackson with his two brothers, Harry and Dave on the... more
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Taken at Langley Air Field, Hampton, VA in .
A photo of William Ewing on April 1940, Langley Field VA A James A Fazzi Sr... more
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A photo of Herman Eaton Norfleet
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Taken in Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL in .
A photo of Evelyn Hayes in the late 1940s. She was a Navy Wave, recruiter,... more
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A photo of John F. Neusbaum. He was the brother of my grandmother (Nettie... more
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A photo of Franklyn Leland Bettinger and Mary Lou Bettinger
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A photo of Desmond Doss and his wife, Dorothy, who married in 1942. They had... more
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Taken at Their parents' home, Fannettsburg, Franklin County, PA USA.
A photo of my uncle, John Lynn Mort, posed with his sister, Helen, right... more
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A photo of Jesse J Antuna
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