The Lewis Gun, dubbed the ‘Belgian Rattlesnake’ by the Kaiser’s forces, was a revolutionary gas-operated light machine gun fielded during the Great War. Notably, the Lewis was credited with being the first weapon to shoot down a Zeppelin during the War to End All Wars.
Oh and if you’ve ever seen Star Wars, then you’ve seen the Lewis Gun. Totted around Mos Eisley by…
Today, the mystery giant egg Professor Meriwether J. Witherington Syms-Pott discovered in the ices of East Pole during the 1892 Polar Expedition, after being stored for two years in the warmth of the Imperial Botanical Garden green house, finally gave sign of imminent development of its condition. Surprise.
This Steampunk chopper tagged “Black Widow” from Solifague Design adorns a classic look, and though the technical details aren’t out as of now, I am sure all the geeky bike lovers would really be eager for the launch of this bike that will set the roads on fire! As this bike is just a concept by the designer, there are chances it might not hit the market, but as we can check out the pictures of this hot concept, I am sure all steampunk lovers would want to see this design to go into production… Continue
This one has a "Great Depression" feeling, no ? It can be the faded colours, but I guess it is mostly because that kind of trucks always makes me think of the 1939 John Ford's film "The Grapes of Wrath". Or Dorothea Lange's photographic work. Anyway, that is how ideas and feelings are linked in the mind of the Frenchie the most fond of American pop culture you will ever come across...
Ann's grandfather gave us a pocket-sized book from 1941 that illustrates the different Army patches and uniform decorations. It was in pretty rough shape, but I was able to scan it and restore it a bit in Photoshop over the weekend.
If you don't know a chevron from a medal, or if you're looking to find out the meaning behind an old army patch, this quick read is your perfect resource. It has some interesting information, including a small section on the Army insignias designed by Walt… Continue
This Monday I'd like to present one of the most unusual 35mm cameras: the Univex Mercury.
It appeared at the market almost simultaneously with its much more famous automotive namesake. The Mercury came from the most unexpected source.
The Universal Camera Corporation didn't get much respect from the established photo industry*. Everything they did was… Continue
Added by lord_k on April 26, 2010 at 7:30am —
Time magazine is out with a special issue titled: "Visions of Victory: America's Triumph in World War II." I bought it today and it's just full of amazing photos and articles about the war. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in WWII,
Added by Larry on April 24, 2010 at 10:12pm —
For Larry, and maybe some others, who are kind enough to pay attention to "the little hints of an alternative universe" and, more broadly speaking, the details in my pictures, the line on the propaganda poster (lower left corner of the picture) "A Richer, Better Life Awaits You Here" is a real advertisement slogan from the 20's. As for the poster ...…