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A fireman at the top of a new 100-foot (30,48 m) turntable ladder, which has just been delivered to the London Fire Brigade. (Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 26th February 1937
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A fireman at the top of a new 100-foot (30,48 m) turntable ladder, which has just been delivered to the London Fire Brigade. (Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 26th February 1937

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Metropolis: Behind the Scenes, c. 1925-1926 (via Retronaut)

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Metropolis: Behind the Scenes, c. 1925-1926 (via Retronaut)

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Amphibious bicycle: This land-and-water bike can carry a load of 120 pounds; Paris, 1932

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Amphibious bicycle: This land-and-water bike can carry a load of 120 pounds; Paris, 1932

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Wiley Post (first pilot to fly solo around the world) and Russell S. Colley, B.F. Goodrich engineer, testing the Post-designed high altitude pressure suit in 1934.

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Wiley Post (first pilot to fly solo around the world) and Russell S. Colley, B.F. Goodrich engineer, testing the Post-designed high altitude pressure suit in 1934.

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The Dominion Observatory was built in Ottawa in 1902 for the main purpose of providing the federal government with precise coordinates and astrological timekeeping. However over the years it became the nations leading institute in geophysics, which operated Canada’s national seismometer network. It remained in use until 1970 when Canada’s science departments were shuffled and reorganized.
William James, 1913, Department of the Interior

upper-canada:

The Dominion Observatory was built in Ottawa in 1902 for the main purpose of providing the federal government with precise coordinates and astrological timekeeping. However over the years it became the nations leading institute in geophysics, which operated Canada’s national seismometer network. It remained in use until 1970 when Canada’s science departments were shuffled and reorganized.

William James, 1913, Department of the Interior

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A. H. Russell of Nutley, New Jersey, drives his new invention; a car with wings and a propeller through Times Square, New York  c.1924

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A. H. Russell of Nutley, New Jersey, drives his new invention; a car with wings and a propeller through Times Square, New York  c.1924

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North American B-25’s fly past an erupting Mount Vesuvius during the invasion of Italy. 1944. U.S. Air Force

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North American B-25’s fly past an erupting Mount Vesuvius during the invasion of Italy. 1944.
U.S. Air Force

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World’s biggest collection of airship memorabilia goes on sale


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Paris, 20 November 1903: the ghostly form of an airship floats past an equally ghostly Eiffel Tower, before a very solid crowd of completely entranced spectators. It is Le Jaune, ‘The Yellow’, the first of the successful Lebaudy series of French semi-rigid airships.

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Paris, 20 November 1903: the ghostly form of an airship floats past an equally ghostly Eiffel Tower, before a very solid crowd of completely entranced spectators. It is Le Jaune, ‘The Yellow’, the first of the successful Lebaudy series of French semi-rigid airships.

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Daredevils Playing Tennis on a Biplane (1925)

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Daredevils Playing Tennis on a Biplane (1925)

113 notesReblog nypl:

For your automotive amusement, today’s flashback friday features Mr. Henry Ford seated in his first model car produced in 1863. Nearly 100 years later, on March 16th 1958, a Thunderbird rolled off the production line and entered history as the 50 millionth car produced by the Ford Motor Company. 
But that’s not all… if you’re a car connoisseur , we suggest a leisurely drive through NYPL’s digital gallery, where you can get your fill of automobile history. 

nypl:

For your automotive amusement, today’s flashback friday features Mr. Henry Ford seated in his first model car produced in 1863. Nearly 100 years later, on March 16th 1958, a Thunderbird rolled off the production line and entered history as the 50 millionth car produced by the Ford Motor Company. 

But that’s not all… if you’re a car connoisseur , we suggest a leisurely drive through NYPL’s digital gallery, where you can get your fill of automobile history. 

37 notesReblog tatsukii:

日本最古の星野写真の発見
“もともと国立天文台は、かつての東京帝国大学東京天文台として19世紀に設立され、東京都心・麻布において、様々な観測に着手していました。しかし、当時の資料や観測装置、乾板類などは、現在の三鷹の地へ移転する前の関東大震災や、戦中にあった三鷹の東京天文台本館の火災などで喪失したと思われていました。今回、発見したのは、麻布時代にブラッシャー天体写真儀(注2)によって撮影された、日本最古の星野写真乾板群です。 […] 20cmトロートン・シムス望遠鏡に同架されたブラッシャー天体写真儀”

Roughly translated:
“The discovery of Japan’s oldest picture Hoshino     National Astronomical Observatory, founded in the 19th century as an observatory of Tokyo Imperial University in Tokyo of the past, in Azabu, central Tokyo, had embarked on various observations. However, observation equipment and materials at the time, and Louis plates originally "is was thought to have lost such as fire and the Great Kanto Earthquake of prior to transfer to the land of Mitaka for the current Main astronomical Observatory of Tokyo, Mitaka was during the war. this time, it was discovered, astrograph Blusher era linen was taken by (Note 2), is a group of Japan’s oldest photographic plates Hoshino.     […]     Astrograph Blusher is the same rack 20cm telescope Toroton Sims " "

tatsukii:

日本最古の星野写真の発見

“もともと国立天文台は、かつての東京帝国大学東京天文台として19世紀に設立され、東京都心・麻布において、様々な観測に着手していました。しかし、当時の資料や観測装置、乾板類などは、現在の三鷹の地へ移転する前の関東大震災や、戦中にあった三鷹の東京天文台本館の火災などで喪失したと思われていました。今回、発見したのは、麻布時代にブラッシャー天体写真儀(注2)によって撮影された、日本最古の星野写真乾板群です。
[…]
20cmトロートン・シムス望遠鏡に同架されたブラッシャー天体写真儀”

Roughly translated:

The discovery of Japan’s oldest picture Hoshino

     National Astronomical Observatory, founded in the 19th century as an observatory of Tokyo Imperial University in Tokyo of the past, in Azabu, central Tokyo, had embarked on various observations. However, observation equipment and materials at the time, and Louis plates originally "is was thought to have lost such as fire and the Great Kanto Earthquake of prior to transfer to the land of Mitaka for the current Main astronomical Observatory of Tokyo, Mitaka was during the war. this time, it was discovered, astrograph Blusher era linen was taken by (Note 2), is a group of Japan’s oldest photographic plates Hoshino.
     […]
     Astrograph Blusher is the same rack 20cm telescope Toroton Sims " "

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Pascal Sebah,  Bedouin from the province of Halep, Turkey, 1873.
Source: Library of Congress

legrandcirque:

Pascal Sebah, Bedouin from the province of Halep, Turkey, 1873.

Source: Library of Congress

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Dornier Do X seaplane in New York harbor, 1931.
The Dornier Do X seaplane with the registration number D-1929 undertook a demonstration flight from Amsterdam to New York in 1930/31. Passengers board the airplane from a boat which has docked on the starboard small wing.

Dornier Do X seaplane in New York harbor, 1931.

The Dornier Do X seaplane with the registration number D-1929 undertook a demonstration flight from Amsterdam to New York in 1930/31. Passengers board the airplane from a boat which has docked on the starboard small wing.

154 notesReblog excelsiorplace:

Margaret Bourke-White

excelsiorplace:

Margaret Bourke-White