Shoulder Arms is a silent film made by Charlie Chaplin, released at the end of World War I. It details the adventures of Chaplin’s world-famous Little Tramp character, Charlie, as he is drafted. The film begins with the little Tramp in boot camp, with a very funny bit where he’s trying to learn the basics of using a gun, pointing it every way except the correct way, dropping it on a fellow soldier’s foot, and his large feet getting in the way of his marching.…
"The most fatal error imaginable would be to put steam engines in a submarine."
It is not a piece of anti-steampunk hate speech but an opinion of John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone, former First Sea Lord, expressed as early as in 1913. Of course Admiral Lord Fisher had his own follies that, together with hot… Continue
Added by lord_k on August 8, 2010 at 7:30am —
You'll notice immediately the dieselpunk theme of the show during the credits. The story is about a Teenage girl, Constance Payne and her Father Doc Payne.
If you watch it check out the the name of the girls High School.
Here's the summary from the creator Micah Wright.
Constant Payne is an animated pilot created by Micah Wright for Nickelodeon in 2001. It was designed to compete against Toonami on Cartoon Network. The pilot tested well, but never made it to series… Continue
They were once the future of travel. Now, more than 70 years after the Hindenburg crash, engineers are designing a new fleet of airships
At Cardington Airfield, just south of Bedford, two vast corrugated steel hangers tower over the surrounding area. More than 800ft long – the length of almost three football pitches – and 190ft high, they are the heroic relics of the once great British… Continue
These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in… Continue
I just found this site. Hopefully this hasn't been posted here before. It's called "Free Old Time Radio Shows" and it's just what it sounds like. According to the site:
We are happy to be able to offer hundreds of old time radio shows for
free download. Once you download these free OTR shows you can then
listen to them on your computer or copy them to a cd so you can listen
anywhere! We started…Continue
The Mutant Chronicles released back in 08... well some say released, others say escaped is a dieselpunk puree of WWI and WWII aesthetics, plus some of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis", and Alexander Korda's "Thing's To Come" thrown in for good measure. The movie was shot almost entirely digitally, and looks very similar in color and style to Kerry Conran's "Sky Captain" released four years before.
Is it a good movie? That all depends on how picky you are. It only got 16% on… Continue
A Christmas classic is going dieselpunk, and it looks great!
Set in 1920s Vienna, nine year old Mary lives in a home filled with lovely things and loneliness. Bothered by bratty brother Max and neglected by well intentioned, but distracted, parents, she yearns for companionship and adventure.
On Christmas Eve, Mary's beloved Uncle Albert arrives with the gift of a wooden nutcracker doll. Later that night, Mary's imagination brings the doll to life. Introducing himself as… Continue
When American gangsters, bootleggers and outlaws ran police roadblocks in the 1930s they were often better armed than the law enforcers manning the blockades. With no real uniformity in long arms, police around the United States picked up anything and everything they could to enforce the law against well equipped criminals.
And at the height of the gangster wars of the 1930s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation went toe-to-toe with automatic weapons without an official long… Continue
Steampunk gadgets almost always look good, but what happens when you pair up a Steampunk-themed globe with Apple's iPad? The Electromagnetic Geospacial Globe and Remote View with Obligatory Goggles is a rather cool setup, as it uses RFID tags that are attached to the surface of the globe to control the Google Earth app on the iPad, allowing users to navigate Google Earth using the external physical control, making the whole setup really cool.… Continue