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
Amphibious bicycle: This land-and-water bike can carry a load of 120 pounds; Paris, 1932
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.
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
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
North American B-25’s fly past an erupting Mount Vesuvius during the invasion of Italy. 1944.
U.S. Air Force
(via Airminded · The Yellow)
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.
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.
“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 ” “