Arthur (Art) J Schutter served with the US Marine Corps. He was a member of VFM (N) 534 - a Marines Night Fighting Squadron that saw action in Guam. I acquired a collection of his photographs about a year ago. I was particularly taken with the pin-up poses by one woman who may have been his wife or girlfriend. My next post on the subject will feature his service on Guam.
This is Regina. She wrote: Good luck to a Swell Marine. Perhaps she was a celebrity?
The remaining photographs are, I believe, the same young woman. The more formal portrait (below) has the name Lillian Cola (or Cole) pencilled on the back. The photographer was based in Detroit.
|Note the black pattern on the nylon. Was this a fashion of the time?|
|When I first saw this, I thought of Annie Oakley. Perhaps Lillian is in Fancy Dress?|