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    Comic Art 1. – Mort Künstler

    Actually the chosen title not really covers the reality because the illustrations presented below are not specifically designed for comics. Still, style and theme choice all reflect the world of comics. In this series, I’m presenting some of the less well-known drawers, who designed the covers and illustrations for the most popular American-adventure books. The […] More

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    Flashes from our past – 010

    Shocking, surprising, interesting, rare! Cincinnati’s Price Hill Incline in the early 1900s   1913. Grinding metal at Crewe railway works, England   1919. Fish vendor in soviet Arkhangelsk   1930. Illegal distillery in Poland   1931. Archaeologists excavating the agora in Athens discovered a well hewn into the rock that contained the remains of 450 babies […] More

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    Flashes from our past – 009

    1957. The Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep, also known as the flying Jeep, was developed for the US Army to takeoff and land vertically. They believed they could completely unleash the old rolling off-road vehicle.   1900. American woodcutters   1913. First all-Russian Olympic Games in Kiev. Riding and mowing Gymnastic with rakes and mowers.   1914. […] More

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    60 classic Hollywood movie posters 2.

    1918. Tarzan of the Apes   1925.    1931.    1933.    1934.    1935.    1951.   1952.   1958.   1958.   1960.   1960.   1961.   1962.   1962.   1962.   1962.   1962.   1963.   1963.   1964.   1965.   1966.   1968.   1968.   1968. […] More

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    Flashes from our past – 008 Mind Blowing Soviet Union

    The Soviet Union is an inexhaustible source of interesting, disturbing, shocking or simply rare photos. Here’s a pack of ’em: 1920. H.G. Wells meets V. I. Lenin   1922. Mounting of high-voltage power lines towers without crane. The upper parts were always rolled up (see right)   1927. From 1909 to 1930 there was a […] More

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    Neil the roommate lion – 1972

    If we hear the name Tippi Hedren, we do not have much to think about. But she is Melanie Griffith’s mother and she is an actress (Hitchcock: Birds, Marnie), a model, an anti-Vietnam war activist and an enthusiastic animal protector. She created the Shambala Lion Wildlife Reserve. Continue reading

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    Flashes from our past – 007

    Shocking, surprising, interesting, rare! 1901. Playground in Russian Empire, Cherkassy city. The name of the game is giant step   1910. US-Mexico border   1911. The 16 ton anchor for SS Titanic leaving N. Hingley & Sons, Netherton Iron Works, UK   1916. Cleaner vacuum cleaning the 2nd class wagons on the Russian Empire railway   1919. Red terror era. […] More

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    Summer in New York City – 1979

    Peter van Wijk – a Dutch merchant ship’s radioman – is the one who came to New York in the summer of 1979 and photographed the bustling, vivid color metropolis with his machine. You can see the whole collection at the same time, just as nowhere before. More

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    Human crash test dummies

    Germany late 1970s, early 80s A clip from the Television series “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” with host Jack Palance that aired in the mid-1980’s. The story was about automobile safety and the importance of wearing your seat belt. The first half featured the familiar footage of crash test dummies in the ultra slow-motion from […] More

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