Saturday, November 12, 2011

Enlisted Men's Swimming Pool, Fort McClellan, Anniston Alabama

circa 1945


Anonymous said...

You would just wonder why, back in the day, they would need to be wearing shorts at a mens' swimming pool.

Anonymous said...

A lot of it (and this only applies to men's pools because sexism) was outdoor versus indoor. Indoor pools were usually nude, outdoor pools only were if they were surrounded by walls.

In more natural settings, nudity predominates unless they were tourists.

This is a largely male setting, but women served as medics, maintenance crew, cooks, and secretaries.