Pair of captain's epaulettes belonging to J. Stockham (died 1814). The regulations of 1812 stipulated that captains should now wear two epaulettes with insignia that indicated their rank: the fouled anchor and a crown. The epualettes have 20 large bullions and 17 small ones. On the shoulder pad of each is an embroidered 'S'. Royal Navy uniform regulations 1812-1825
Soldiers and gals at a USO dance, 1944. #vintage #1940s #WW2 I wouldn't exist without the USO. Dad was from Brooklyn, NY, Mom was from Spokane, WA, and they met at the USO. She was the only dancer who could keep up with him! It led to a marriage that lasted 50 years and only ended when she passed away. I still miss them sorely.