Impossible to say if the LIFE Archive will ever stop producing jaw dropping images. These photos of cadets at West Point circa 1936 show the day-to-day happenings of the class of 1938. It is almost certain that all of the cadets pictured went on to fight in World War II. From an aesthetic standpoint, these shots are top notch. I made a comment about a sweater in the CCC post that is worth repeating here; I can almost hear the printers rolling at Ralph Lauren. Someone make a mental note about that 1938 sweater — if we’re lucky we will see it in the company’s AW10 collection. More images after the jump.
A cadet’s shoes in A-1 condition.
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