Sunday, June 25, 2023

Estonian Military Recruits - Compliments of Larry K. and a friend

A few weeks ago Larry K. (owner of ) contacted me with an offer I couldn't refuse.  A generous donor who prefers to be credited only as "a friend from San Francisco" sent Larry some file folders containing hundreds of photos of what I believe to be Estonian military recruits from the interwar years.  They were photographed from the front, rear, and side in pairs.  I made the composites I'm posting today, and if you click them, a larger version will appear in a new page.  My thanks go to Larry and our friend in San Francisco for their generosity.



  1. It's fun and fine, but what did they use these pictures for?

    1. It's a bit of a mystery, but our best guess is some sort of health related survey. The similar (and notorious) Ivy League photos were supposedly posture studies.

  2. Fascinating, photographed as pairs. I assume, chosen as an economical way to use the film?