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Vintage gun ads

Vintage gun ads

576SHARESShareTweet Gun companies walk a very fine line in advertising weapons. In recent years the delicate nature of selling a deadly product to a mass audience has kept gun ads away from mainstream outlets like newspapers or television. But once upon a time, the nation’s gun makers didn’t need to be so sensitive. A scan…

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Worst Airship Disaster in History - The Airship USS Akron, April 4, 1933

Worst Airship Disaster in History - The Airship USS Akron, April 4, 1933

2498SHARESShareTweet USS Akron was a helium-filled rigid airship of the U.S. Navy. It was designed to provide long-distance scouting in support of fleet operations. Construction of U.S.S. Akron began in November, 1929 at the newly completed Goodyear-Zeppelin Airdock in Akron, Ohio. The airship was christened by First Lady Lou Hoover, the wife of United States…

Mailing Children

Mailing Children

392SHARESShareTweet Before 1913 the US Postal Service packages were capped at four pounds, which limited what people tried to send by post. But 1 January 1913 the U.S. Post Office introduced a Parcel Post service for the handling of mail too heavy for normal letter post. In the early years of Parcel Post service, before…

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The world’s last commercial sailing ship,the Pamir, rounding Cape Horn for the last time in 1949

The world’s last commercial sailing ship,the Pamir, rounding Cape Horn for the last time in 1949

3073SHARESShareTweet The Pamir, a four-masted barque, was built in Hamburg, Germany in 1905. It was used in the South American nitrate trade. After WWI the sailing ship was handed over to Italy as war reparation and atfer WWII the Pamir was seized as a prize of war by the New Zealand government. In 1950s, German shipowner Heinz Schliewen, who had sailed on her in…

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Dior Models in Moscow, 1959

Dior Models in Moscow, 1959

967SHARESShareTweet After Stalin died in March 1953, the main leader of the USSR (First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union) became Nikita Khrushchev. And the period called “Khrushchev’s Thaw” started. It opened up the country for some economic reforms and international trade, educational and cultural contacts, festivals, books by foreign authors, foreign movies, art…