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January 2012 Articles (52)

The Industrial Art of Louis Lozowick

The artist who immortalized the Diesel Era in powerful lithographs:

Louis Lozowick (1892-1973) was born in Ludvinovka, Russian Empire, and studied at the Kiev Art School. He came to New York in 1906 and studied at the National Academy of Design with Leon Kroll and Emil Carlsen. Lozowick graduated from Ohio State University in 1918 and then went to Europe. While…


Added by lord_k on January 9, 2012 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #17: Stompin' on the Boardwalk!

Atlantic City!  Crown Jewel of the Jersey Shore!  A place of class, oppulence, and sophistication paired with bohemian revelry and libertine attitudes.  Here's where New…


Added by Cap'n Tony on January 8, 2012 at 9:13pm — 8 Comments

How to.. simulate life in the Army

1. Let your five year-old cousin give you a haircut.

2. Fill a backpack with 50 pounds of kitty litter. Never take it off outdoors. Jog everywhere you go.

3. Dig a big hole in your back yard.

4. Pour 10 inches of nasty, crappy water into your hole, then shovel it out, stack sandbags around it and cover it with a sheet of old plywood.

5. Live in it for 30 days…


Added by Bryan D. Amage on January 8, 2012 at 7:54pm — 6 Comments

Sunday Streamline #48: Three, One, Two, Five

The streamliners are back again! This Sunday, our guest stars are diesel-motor units of NS, Dutch National Railroads.

They were a large and prosperous family. The first streamliner, Mat'34 (aka NS 27 or DE3 or DE III or Dieseldrie) was a three-car articulated unit, inspired by DRG…


Added by lord_k on January 8, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

S.A.M. #28: Breguet Bre 730 & 731

If only the looks could kill, these flying boats would be the deadliest things over the Atlantic.

In fact, they were obsolete before they could fly and led an unimpressive, even disappointing life. But the looks, oh!

The Saturday Air Mail presents: Breguet 730/731 flying boats. Their story is brought to us by …


Added by lord_k on January 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Lord K's Garage #120: Hanomag Kommissbrot

Another compact car today. This time from Hannover, Germany.

It was built by Hanomag company, established in 1835 by Georg Eggestorff as Eisen-Giesserei und Maschinenfabrik. The company supplied small steam locomotives to German railroads, and since 1905 began to built road locomotives and steam waggons for the Imperial Army.…


Added by lord_k on January 6, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Knights of the Air - This guy took on a Zeppelin with a kitchen knife

Welcome to Knights of the Air, a weekly series on Dieselpunks spotlighting the aces and pioneering aerial technology of World War I.

The most flamboyant and tireless of the Allied aces was a 20 year old French sublieutenant named Jean Navarre.  He spent as many as 9 - 10 hours a day in the air over Verdun, coming down only to refuel his plane, reload his guns, and revive with a snack & some wine.  He flew his Nieuports with a combination…


Added by Tome Wilson on January 5, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Dieselpunk Banking

21st century online banking may have its advantages. But doing your transactions from the lazy couch with an iPad on your knees can of course not replace the stylish atmosphere of a proper bank building. Especially if it is the Postal Savings Bank in Vienna by Otto Wagner with its Dieselpunk features (have a look on those heating pipe exhausts).

Otto Wagner’s Postal Savings Bank is one of the earliest buildings marking the move away from Art Nouveau and Neoclassicism. It…


Added by Dieter Marquardt on January 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Down Under's Finest SMG

Australia went to war as a member of the Commonwealth, fighting primarily with Commonwealth weapons. But as a continent, facing the dropping heel of the Japanese Imperial boot, their military forces needed as many firearms as they could get their hands on. So instead of turning outwards for more guns, they looked inwards to a 27-year-old who created one of the most reliable…


Added by Jake Holman Jr. on January 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - The Hounds in the Hills

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Since hitting the airwaves in August 1930 as part of the "Detective Story" radio show, The Shadow has become one of the most beloved heroes in pulp history.  On Two-Fisted Tuesdays, we'll follow the adventures of The Shadow as he battles a rogues gallery of crooks and villains from around the world.

Click on the link below to download…


Added by Tome Wilson on January 3, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The New Year’s Eve Strike of 1936

This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of the strike at the Flint, Michigan General Motors Fisher Body Plant.

Photograph of the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936

Following is an account from History.com and an excerpt from Michael…


Added by Larry on January 1, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #16: U-Street New Year's!

...5...4...3...2...1...Swingin' New Year's, ladies and gentlemen!

The champagne is flowing and the music is wailin' here at the Cabaret, for tonight, to celebrate our return to the States and the New Year, we're in America's capital, Washington, DC!  But not just anywhere in DC, but in the most wailin', swingin', rockin' place in the District: U-Street! Tonight we're at the…


Added by Cap'n Tony on January 1, 2012 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

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