(P77-003 Ser. 1.3 File 3 Item 85)
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|Manoa in drydock. (P77-003 Ser. 1.3 File 1 Item 26)|
But have you ever wondered, "What did women do during long, monotonous ocean voyages? Did they stay in their cabins and knit?" Well, if they're anything like the ladies photographed in this collection, they cross-dressed! In this collection you'll discover women in borrowed officer's hats, and sometimes full uniforms, posing with crew members. One particularly brave woman is photographed climbing a mast with the assistance of a crew member during her voyage aboard Lurline. Another woman wearing the captain's uniform fully embraced her new look by adding a fake mustache and goatee to her ensemble while aboard Manoa.
|She’s no landlubber. (P77-003 Ser. 1.3 File 3 Item 6)|
|‘Staches galore. (P77-003 Ser. 1.4 File 3 Item 284)|
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