The Chimney sweep brigade circa 1914
Dang it. You took the first thing that popped into my mind…+1!
My thoughts as well.
Probably because I am an actual chimney sweep.
The gangs go matching one by one, hurrah, hurrah……
Shannon Watts was forced to admit that Friday’s open carry march was indeed peaceful, but complained that the protesters’ high-capacity headgear made a mockery of civil disobedience.
What the founding fathers would wish High Schools were like today.
” I say, dost thou even thwart evil?”
The apotheosis of the concept of “full dress uniform.”
Batman’s butler, Lara Croft’s butler….they gotta get trained up somewhere…
Swag, bag and Tag.
Ministry of silly walks — enforcement division.
Thats frickin hilarious
I think we have a winner. You know that government agencies are becoming militarized when even the Ministry of Silly Walks has an armed enforcement unit.
Day 23: They have not yet realized that I am a munchkin, but Sgt. McMillan is catching on. Must find taller hat.
President Lincoln’s guards practicing, April 13, 1865 the next day democrats ordered budget cuts & banned assault weapons.
The Lincoln Brigade
New uniforms for the Antarctic Penguin Brigade?
Gangs back then had so much class.
New York Gang. Circa 2014.
Because of a assault rifle ban, the gang is limited to high power rifles.
Ahh, the good old days. When soldiers were gentlemen. And quite dapper, it would seem
The youngsters do tend to overdress at their first Gunsite Prom.
Before the factory owners quelled worker unrest with Pinkertons, there was the Dapper Brigade…
Dam! Why do they always have to put me in between two tall guys?
I came to sweep chimneys and kick ass, and everyone already switched to gas heating.
GREAT Roddy Piper “They Live!” reference!
Five points for knocking the top hat off the guy behind you!
The boys brigade shows off the latest Victorian Urban Camouflage.
For the first time, militarization of a non-law enforcement government agency begins just 90 days after passage of the 16th amendment (IRS).
This is my rifle, this is my gun…
This is my rifle, this is my gun, this is my hat…
Top hats and top loaders.
.”We go in search of the Jabberwocky…and we will KILL it and bring you back a …shrubbery!
Alright guys, after this drill, we got to get our suits to the cleaners at 1700 hours!
Abe Lincoln wantabes
The posse out to capture the escaped Number 6.
Ok!! Who put this tall long legged bastard up front?? Who did it?? Assholes!! Geeze!!
Pssssstt, your other left foot.
“I feel that we are fully trained for any urban encounter. Be it a spot of bother at the cricket grounds or a takeover of the local pub, the boys can handle it”
– Sir Arthur ‘Tophat’ Bulcurke, commander of the 16th Gentlemen’s militia (London branch) – 1867
Aren’t you a little short for a Victorian Storm Trooper?
…One hundred men we’ll test today
But only three win the Black Top Hat…
No officers, just gentlemen.
Mary Poppins is dead meat tonight!
NCIS’ Ducky remembering what gangs were like when he was a lad back in England.
Pearce Morgan’s worst nightmare.
The Pied Piper found himself regretting having swapped his flute for a snare drum.
the upper sash of a double hung window should not be painted shut. having both upper and lower open allows for improved circulation. this will be strictly enforced.
Monopolycon, circa 1920. March of the ‘Go to Jail’ brigade, who would later be named ‘Monopolytroopers.’
Ahhhh, the ceremonial marching of the “Sir Toppham Hat” Brigade. Everybody board the creepy-faced steam train!!
Who wears a top hat with rifle? An f-ing poser that’s who!
When the 21st Ayresdale Grenadiers were summoned in the middle of a fancy dinner, they decided that the war would simply have to be a white tie event, whether or not anyone else chose to dress for it.
Eaton college cadets?
Conscript Army meets Tim Burton.
When gangs had class and rifles had walnut…
Freshman at Undertaker College learning how to go out and drum up business.
The original USDA weapons training center…
The guy right front is out of step
“Sup up your beer and collect your fags, There’s a row going on down near Slough”
Although Johnny was the shortest member of the “Gay Dandy” brigade he never-the-less broke tradition and was daring enough to sport a tie.
The “Mr. Peanut” wars of the early 20th century were a serious, deadly affair.
I would love to hear the actual story behind this one. The rifles and top hats all appear to match but the rest just looks like street clothes. Who the heck issues a top hat with a rifle when arming a group of men or else what are the odds they all happened to coincidentally be wearing matching hats?
Also, none of them appears to be older than his early 20’s and they could all be teenagers for all I can tell. I’m really curious about this one.
This is a class of Eton schoolboys in their school uniforms (which included white tie, tails and a top-hat) in 1915, marching in drill with obsolete Lee-Metford rifles. I wonder how many of the older boys ended up dead in France by the end of the war in 1918. . . Rather takes the humour out of it.
I agree with John in AK.
My first thought on seeing the picture was, “How many of those lads were alive to experience Christmas, 1918.”
Come on boys, Ron Burgundy and his news team are down at Central Park….we’ll show them print media still runs New York!
We defend our right to wear tall hats…you’ll have to pry my tall hat from my cold, dead fingers…
The rest of the story, here:
The short lived Bankster Army was disbanded as unnecessary after the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 enabled a better form of direct control of the country.
“Great, one clod went directly to jail but still passed Go and collected $200, and now the whole neighborhood has to suffer for it.”
You *WILL* be selling me Park Place AND you will throw in Water Works to boot!
I always tried to envision Kipling’s “Gentlemen Rankers”- know we know.
You will not pass go! You will not collect $200!
The bastard sons of Bloomberg, heading to Wall Street to rape the accounts of the filthy Pro-Second Amendment peasants. Only those in high social circles who attended ivy league schools will be left unpillaged.
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