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Wedding ring?

Discussion in 'WWII General' started by astreb, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. astreb

    astreb New Member

    Mar 11, 2017
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    Boise, ID
    One of few photos I have of my grandfather in uniform is with his ~6 month old son and wife. While editing a digital version of the photo, I noticed that his son, my uncle, was wearing a ring on his wedding finger. Was this a common practice during WWII?
    I have read that the trend for men to wear rings, especially wedding rings, changed during this time period and became the new norm. Was it a simple reminder/ward to "wondering eyes" of men to indicate that my grandmother is married, and this child has a father? Was this common practice during the period or was it simply something that my grandmother thought up and implemented?

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  2. KMZgirl

    KMZgirl Member

    Nov 2, 2007
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    The South
    Short answer, I don't know why but, it was common in the 1800's too. I did some googling and it could have been for status, superstition, or even a keepsake/heirloom worn only for pictures.....

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