Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Saturday Matinee – Taxco GoPro, Pecker Dunne, The Allman Bros. Band & Zappa’s Awesome Cover

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Rémy Métailler takes a leisurely bike ride downhill through Taxco, Mexico, January 2013 [via].

28 minutes and one second of the Late Pecker Dunne.

Allman Brothers at the Fillmore East, 1970. Jam city.

That should keep your mojo going for a while.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

1967 High School Girls

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

China 1967

1967 High School Girls USA

Note the difference.

[1st image found here via here, 2nd from here.]

Hat Molds

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Hat Molds

I’m guessing they’re wooden, and some appear to be from the 1920s, perhaps earlier.

I don’t know a lot about hats, except that early makers of felt hats used mercury in the process, and the accumulation of that metal in their systems eventually affected their mental stability, resulting in the phrase “Mad as a hatter.”

Originally, cowboy hats and others were functional rather than a fashion statement. Brims were flat, designed to shade the sun and drain the rain, but once movies came about, the sides of the brims were turned up to show the actor’s faces. I suppose the crease in the top kept water from flowing off the sides and toward the back.

The side “dent” is a mystery, unless it was where a man grabbed it just before saying,
“Well, helloooo, ladies.”

[Found in here.]

Chastity Suit?

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Jane Daly 1929

Jaqueline Gadsden (aka Jane Daly) on the set of The Mysterious Island in 1929. Although it was a silent movie (one of the last), it was filmed in color (one of the first).

[Image found here.]

Fire and Ice – February 2015

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Fire and Ice 3

Philadelphia firefighters work the scene of an overnight blaze in west Philadelphia on February 16, as icicles hang from where the water from their hoses froze. Bone-chilling, single digit temperatures have gripped the region, prompting the closure of all parish and regional Catholic elementary schools in the city of Philadelphia.

Fire and Ice 1

Ice encases a traffic light and two fire fighting ladders, formed from water used to fight a fire, near the scene of an overnight blaze in west Philadelphia on February 16.

Fire and Ice 2

Vehicles and a building are covered with ice as firefighters worked to keep a warehouse fire down in the Brooklyn borough of New York on February 1.

Fire and Ice 4

Beacon Street in Boston on February 16.

That last one wasn’t the result of fire hoses, but it’s awesome. Beside the threat of ice and snow collapsing roofs, the huge icicles are potential killers down below.

[All images and captions from here, via here. Click photos for full size.]

The Bug That Wasn’t A Bug But Was.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

1942 Renault 4CV Prototype front

1942 Renault 4CV Prototype rear

Take a guess as to what it was – the answer’s below the break. (more…)

Aztec Death Whistle

Sunday, 8 February 2015
Replica Aztec Death Whistle (with typical cross section).

Replica Aztec Death Whistle (with typical cross section).

It sounds exactly what my daughter’s boyfriend listens to. At first I thought it was a hoax, but apparently it’s not.

[Found here, via here.]

Screen Caps – How To Make

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Retro Screen Cap

That’s a CRT Trace Camera for HP 54600 series digitizing oscilloscopes, but you already knew that. Circa 1991, that state of the art high-tech appurtenance would cost over $1k in 2015 dollars.

[Found here.]

Fireproofing

Monday, 26 January 2015

Steeler Mask 1939

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – 6-Song Country Pop Mashup, The Cleverlys & Magic Sam Maghett

Saturday, 24 January 2015

This is why I could never stand Country Pop, but the mashup is clever and funny [via]. It reminds me of National Lampoon’s classic send up of CSN&Y.

The Cleverlys are pure country, and their take on The Bangles’ 1985 hit is pure awesome.

Let’s move on to something entirely different. How ’bout some Magic Sam?

Magic Sam Maghett graduated from a diddlybow to electric guitar. Pure country bluesman who travelled up the Mississippi to Chicago’s Cobra Records.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow and maybe we’ll discuss the many ways to secretly deflate footballs and turn them into a national crisis.

 


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