Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

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This vintage press photo is stamped “Miami Herald Staff Photo / by Fred Brent” and is dated November 19, 1949.  Now, take a look at this shot from the 1948 Girl Scout calendar…

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While the calendar photo would have been taken probably in 1947, the uniforms are virtually identical. Girls wore saddle shoes, which to our modern sensibilities seems crazy. A non-slip sole is much safer on a potentially wet deck, after all.

The press photo identified Marilyn Grover as sitting and Sue Allen with the sextant. The Girl Scout calendar only indicates that these Mariner Scouts are Senior girls.

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