Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

This is only a small part of Charlie Livermore's collection. For me, it's the most fascinating part.

I can easily imagine the boys of my father's generation exchanging cards and discussing the virtues of Allied airplanes and warships while their fathers and elder brothers are fighting the Axis.
The back of each card is businesslike and hardly interesting. Better to say, interesting only for trade experts and true tobacco aficionados. But who's looking at the back when there's a whole world on the front side!
Don't look for the newest and most efficient weapons. Some of the warships have seen the Great War:

Others turned obsolete years before the WWII:

I believe such cards were printed year after year in the interwar period. With the start of hostilities they started a new life.
In the Daily Mail aircraft series we see the genuine dieselpunk. Just look:

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Comment by lord_k on February 20, 2010 at 12:42pm
Of course, Sir!
It's a heavy escort. Here is the Airacuda story.
Comment by Tome Wilson on February 20, 2010 at 12:39pm
Sweet. Do you know what type of plane the "Bell 'Airacuda'" is?

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