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One of the SPARS uniforms in my collection. By this point I had given up dressing and undressing the mannequin. Most of my uniforms are too big for it.

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Tunic Buttons.

 

The eagle faces left on old buttons. Some time during the war,

all buttons were changed so that the eagle faces to the right.

 

(Remember, this button is facing you; however, when worn, the

bird faces to the wearer's left.)

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Great SPARS uniform!

 

It is so rare to see any Female uniforms.

 

Thanks and keep it up!


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Great SPARS uniform!

 

It is so rare to see any Female uniforms.

 

Thanks and keep it up!

 

Very nice!

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Some additional SPARS photos.

 

I love the picture of the four ladies posing; they're so very petite.

When I was growing up, this is how women looked.

 

With today's McSuper-Size-It-Diet and Hollyweird's "Slut du jour

Silicon Boobs" everywhere in the media, nobody looks like this

anymore.

 

If any of you have digital images of SPARS you wish to share,

then please "post 'em if you got 'em."

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Great Uniform and pics! Wish I could find a SPARS discharge pin like that.

Terry


You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

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Nice uniform! I have some SPARS items I will have to scan.

 

I love the picture of the four ladies posing; they're so very petite.

When I was growing up, this is how women looked.

 

With today's McSuper-Size-It-Diet and Hollyweird's "Slut du jour

Silicon Boobs" everywhere in the media, nobody looks like this

anymore.

 

:thumbdown: Not ALL of today's women are obese, look or dress like tramps, or have silicone breasts. Also not all women back then were slender, either. I have seen plenty of plus-sized clothing and uniforms from the WWII era.

 

Men don't exactly look the same as they did 60 years ago, either, ya know...

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I know a few women that are quite petite that re-enact and collect. There are also a few of us with curves, good curves that come in as well as go out. Women in the 40's were very diverse in shape. My personal collection of uniforms bears this out as do written and pictorial accounts of the era. I read an excellent 1st person account from a Woman Marine that described the chaos of getting the uniforms individually tailored and fitted to herself and the rest of her graduating class. Some girls in her class were tiny, some were not, some couldn't fill out the top of their jackets, some filled it so much the pockets gapped. The other thing to consider when looking at women in the 40's is that they wore body shaping garments from a younger age and trained their form more then we do today. Girdles are not as restrictive as the corsets that came before them but they are far more restrictive then the soft underpinnings worn today.

 

-Sarah


I'm always looking for WW2 and Korean War era women's services and home front items. Particularly anything USMCWR or War Correspondent related.

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Once again, very very nice grouping!

Do you have any info about her?

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