Dieselpunks

Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

February 2010 Articles (62)

Some more automotive pictures

I found the time to scan some older b/w-photos I took in '87.






Added by Dreddhead on February 19, 2010 at 6:16am — 2 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #25. Harley-Davidson

Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the first decade of the 20th century, Harley-Davidson was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression (the other one was Indian).

By 1920, Harley-Davidson was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. Their motorcycles were sold by dealers in 67 countries.

In 1921, a Harley-Davidson, ridden by Otto Walker, was… Continue

Added by lord_k on February 19, 2010 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

London 1949 by Chalmers Butterfield

London 1949 by Chalmers Butterfield

London 1949 by Chalmers Butterfield

Added by Tome Wilson on February 18, 2010 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment

Living in a time warp

Living in a time warp

By Henry Hanks, CNN



Social networking may be one of the biggest phenomenons of the 21st century, but for some denizens of the Web, it's a way to get in touch with the past.



Web sites like livinghistoryworldwide.com (with a membership of more than 5,700) and groups on Facebook allow people who enjoy past eras to connect with each other. But it goes beyond… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on February 17, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff

Originally broadcast on December 6, 1954



The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson, (and somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) battle criminals in London.





In this episode: The only clue at the site of two grisly murders is a chicken's foot. Baffled, Inspector Lestrade goes to… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on February 17, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Orleans Mardi Gras 1941 in color

It is almost Mardi Gras time again in New Orleans & elsewhere.This film takes us back to Mardi Gras 1941 and is in living color. This was the first year a female krewe paraded (Venus) and was the last celebration until after the war. The hot Dixie jazz is provided by George Lewis & Johnny Dodds. So Bon Temps… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on February 16, 2010 at 7:44pm — 2 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - The Panama Hat

Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.



We're listening to The Adventures of Philip Marlowe until we either run out of ammo or until poor Philip lays down for the big sleep.



Starring Gerald Mohr and starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other way, but they never learn." The… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on February 16, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Brussels in Sci-fi mode

the city of Brussel in Sci-fi mode, it's here :

http://vanolffen.blogspot.com

Added by Sam Van Olffen on February 15, 2010 at 3:06pm — 3 Comments

Coney Island 1939

Here's a the newsreel on Coney Island,which was made in 1939 though is sometimes mistakenly listed as Coney Island of the 1940s. I found the video fascinating. For some reason I couldn't get the embed to work so I've include a link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSF8I2tDdy0


Added by Larry on February 15, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Brown University

Brown university has an interesting site with photos of sports through the years. The one I found most interest was the page dedicated to women's sports.
Remembering Brown Sports: Women's Sports


Added by Larry on February 15, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Monday Camera #9: Kodak Ektra

The Ektra was a very advanced 35mm rangefinder camera launched by Kodak USA in 1941. Before World War II, Kodak presented some really advanced cameras under the supervision of Joe Mihalyi.

The Ektra was a 35mm coupled rangefinder camera. The shutter was of the focal plane type, from 1s to 1/1000, with horizontally traveling cloth curtains. The Ektra had a system of… Continue

Added by lord_k on February 15, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

In Search of Robert Johnson

OvationTV is currently running a special on the great Blues player Robert Johnson (May 8, 1911–August 16, 1938) called "The Search for Robert Johnson." I highly recommend it,



According to the web site:

The Search for Robert Johnson explores the troubled life and mysterious death of this legendary bluesman who was rumored to have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his legendary guitar skills. Drawing on… Continue

Added by Larry on February 14, 2010 at 3:48pm — 4 Comments

Is you is, or is you ain't my baby?

The classic Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby by Louis Jordan circa 1944 for your listening… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on February 14, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

St. Valentines Day Massacre

Al Capone During the Prohibition era, gangsters ruled many of the large cities, becoming rich from owning speakeasies, breweries, brothels, and gambling joints. These gangsters would carve up a city between rival gangs, bribe local officials, and become local celebrities. By the late 1920s, Chicago was split between two rival gangs: one led by Al Capone and the other by George "Bugs" Moran. Capone and Moran vied for power, prestige, and money; plus, both tried for years to kill each… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on February 14, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gearing up for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is tomorrow!



What are you planning to do for your sweetheart?

Added by Tome Wilson on February 13, 2010 at 1:20pm — 9 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #24. 1935 S.S. AIRLINE SALOON

Just before the famous Leaping Jaguar jumped on the hood of William Lyons' cars, they were known as S.S. - Standard Specials, if you like.

One car that William Lyons was not fond of was the Airline Saloon - he regarded it as a passing fashion and was correct. Streamlining wasn't in fashion in the UK so the more modern Airline Saloon kept flowing wings and separate headlamps but…

Continue

Added by lord_k on February 12, 2010 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Sky Buttle by Waldemar-Kazak


Sky Buttle by Waldemar-Kazak

Added by Tome Wilson on February 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Nikola Tesla - Badass of the week

I stumbled across this hilarious article about Nikola Tesla from Badass of the Week and thought I'd share.



-



Nikola Tesla Pretty much everybody even remotely associated with real-time strategy games has heard the name Tesla before – the Serbian God of Lightning's omnipresent, ever-zapping coils have been ruining the lives of digital Allied soldiers and gibbing U.S. war machines into spare parts since the release of… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on February 11, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Secret of the Incas (1954)

Harry Steele (Charlton Heston) is the smart, two-fisted relic hunter who has found the secret hiding place of ancient Inca gold, high in the Peruvian Andes at fabled Machu Picchu, and is willing to use anyone or anything to get there; Dr. Stanley Moorehead (Robert Young) is the idealistic archeologist who wants to give the long-lost treasure back to the Peruvian people; Elena Atonescu (Nicole Maury) is the beautiful and seductive refugee they both fall for, and who will stop at nothing to stay… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on February 10, 2010 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Winthrop Legend

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Winthrop Legend

Originally broadcast on November 29, 1954



The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson, (and somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) battle criminals in London.





In this episode: Sherlock Holmes seeks a rational explanation for the Winthrop family legend, which foretells the death of any… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on February 10, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

0201

Stay in touch

FacebookTwitterRSS

Allied Powers

Diesel powered dieselpunk podcast
Dieselpunk Industries
Seance Media by Tome Wilson
Vnv Nation

© 2019   Created by Tome Wilson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service