[Editor: This photo, of an Australian sailor, is believed to be from the era of the Second World War (1939-1945). The photo is undated.]
[A sailor of the Royal Australian Navy, wearing a sailor’s cap with the initials “H.M.A.S.”]
Dimensions (approximate): 203 mm. (width), 251 mm. (height).
The reverse of the photo was blank.
H.M.A.S. = “Her Majesty’s Australian Ship”, or “His Majesty’s Australian Ship”, depending on the sex of the ruling monarch; a designation given to a base or a ship of the Royal Australian Navy (the designation may be rendered as “HMAS” or “H.M.A.S.”)