This week’s prompt for Sepia Saturday is a photo of a “Rosie the Riveter” working on an airplane engine. The weekly prompt is usually just a jumping off point and some folks follow the theme, some folks don’t. I often don’t follow the themes because I just don’t have anything that goes well with the prompt, but this week I was delighted! I recently was digging through a box of photos at an antique shop and found quite a number of photos of military men, dating from around World War II. This will kick off a weeks worth of military heros and the women who loved them as we approach July 4th, Independence Day.
We start off with Bob Taylor, posing on the front porch in his Army duds in July 1943. This appears to be stateside.
And here we have an unnamed gentleman, but the photo postcard is dated October 22, 1943 in Naples, Italy.
Third, a proud looking sailor posed with his mother in his blacks. This looks like another “in front of the house” photo, and makes you wonder if this was right before he shipped out or during leave.
Finally, a salute to all our fine military men past and present. Click through to Sepia Saturday to explore the possibilities of a Rosie the Riveter prompt!