Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Just a little nap

For this week’s Sepia Saturday, I could have followed the prompt and given you a photograph of a nice, formal arrangement of soldiers.

But I just couldn’t resist this.

Click over to Sepia Saturday for military shenanigans and formal portraits alike.

Ten hut!

18 thoughts on “Rough Night

  1. Brett Payne says:

    Yes, a great image – is this Second World War era?


  2. Wendy says:

    Ha – just a little nap and a little nip!


  3. Mustang.Koji says:

    It appears the “napper” may be a target shooter? I don’t believe the weapon is military (more like a shotgun) and doesn’t it look like the bottles are champagne? They sure look as if they are corked….? Fun nevertheless.


  4. smkelly8 says:

    A big nip, Wendy.


  5. He is probably a bottle collector. But no matter what he does, I think he is smoking at the same time, see his right hand.


  6. Surely, they weren’t all his!


  7. Deb Gould says:

    When I remember how I feel after ONE GLASS of champagne, I wince…but, as somebody else noticed, the bottles are still corked! Makes you smile, though — great photo!


  8. postcardy says:

    That must be someone’s idea of a joke. I looks like the man on the ground is surreptitiously watching the photographer.


  9. I think it must have a prank photo. Odd, because when we only had 24 shots a roll, remember how we used to preserve them and only take photos on special occasions? Sometimes we’d have a roll of film in the camera for a year with only birthday pictures and a Christmas group shot on it. Sometimes this thought crosses my mind when I come back from a vacation with 1000 photos. You wonder how many photos our troops take today – they won’t be lacking materials for the Sepia Saturdays to come in the future.


  10. Little Nell says:

    My first thought was that the poor chap was the victim of a prank, but on second glance I think he may be colluding with the photographer!


  11. Brett Payne says:

    It reminds me very much of this photo which I featured in a Photo-Sleuth article some time ago. That one was clearly posed, and I suspect yours was too.


  12. The bottles do look to be still corked or capped, but the sentiment is still the same. A fun photo.


  13. Kathy says:

    Guess he doesn’t look all that disheveled for having been on such a binge. Great picture!


  14. Bob Scotney says:

    If he had just drunk from the uncorked bottles he would have struggled to hold a cigarette. A poser for sure.


  15. Liz says:

    Whether he drank them or not, perhaps they all wish they had!


  16. TICKLEBEAR says:

    That’s pretty much how I felt this morning… and I didn’t sink to such excesses…


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