Parents today wail about the bizarre antics of their children; from piercings to tattoos to teen taste in music. How easily they forget the strange undertakings of their own youth! They say history repeats itself; maybe that's the case, who knows? This collection of photos from days gone by do make a good case that it doesn't matter what era we are born in, young people will be who they are. Adventurous, bizarre, a little "out there", downright weird. And just remember: to your children and grandchildren, your old photos will be proof of how bizarre YOU were 'back in the day'.
Not sure of the date on this photo but the helmets look like World War I era issue. No, these guys aren't getting gassed. They're peeling onions. As everyone knows, that can make your eyes sting and burn and tear. So these guys made use of the government issue equipment they were given. Looks strange but it is effective for the job at hand. So let's hear it for American ingenuity!