Mr. Roberts SUIT

Can't pull anything over on the Sepia Saturday crowd.

Here's Mr. Roberts back in the 1930s in full diving suit. To see other posts about Mr. Roberts click on "Mr. Roberts" in the labels below.

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  1. My first introduction to Mr. Roberts. He seems like quite a guy!

  2. I'm glad to know I was correct, along with Marilyn & Wendy. :) Compare that diving suit with the wetsuits of today. Imagine they weighed alot more back then and were uncomfortable to wear.

  3. The ultimate occupational photo! The Fay Wray movie excerpt was a hoot, too.

  4. They still wear suits like this on occassion. More modern and perhaps more sexy, but the same in concept.

  5. Anonymous10/01/2012

    Looks like he has the lead boots on. "I want to get into your diving suit" - LOL :-)

  6. Wow! I was actually correct. Even down to the diving bell helmet...and no, I didn't check this before guessing on your post yesterday. :) Thanks for the fun guessing game!

  7. Great pic!! He seemed a little too cheerful for my taste here. I don't swim, so water is lovely but definitely not MY element, so, the idea of ending up at the bottom is not a comfortable one.
    But he looks great there. Better him than me, I say...

  8. I'm glad you showed the whole photo. It's a good one, and I didn't know what diving shoes looked like.

    1. I imagine we're already approaching the time when few people will recognize the old diving gear. Sepia Saturday is fortunate that we aren't just a bunch of young chicks.