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Horace Roye And The Scottish Maid

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Horace Roye (born Horace Roye-Narberth, 4 March 1906 – 11 June 2002) was one of the 20th century’s pioneering British  photographers. Flamboyant, famous for his nudes and pictures of starlets – and for water-skiing into old age and whose familiarity with cinema and stage stars during the war years led to international fame — and [...]

Bathing In Hitler’s Tub

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War correspondent Lee Miller taking a bath in Hitler’s own bathtub, inside his abandoned apartment. The photo was taken on the same day that Hitler committed suicide. Munich, Germany – April 30, 1945 – Text and image found at “As time goes by” Filed under: People, Photography, The forties Tagged: 1945, Germany, Lee Miller, Munic

Go Get’im Jimi

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Image found at “Blackadder” Filed under: Music, People, Photography Tagged: Beiber, Jimi Hendrix

1938 Ariel Red Hunter

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The Ariel Red Hunter was the name used for a range of Ariel single-cylinder motorcycles. They were designed by the firm’s chief designer Val Page in 1932 around an overhead-valve single-cylinder engine he developed six years earlier. Originally a ‘sports’ version of the Ariel 500, 250 and 350cc versions were developed and became popular with [...]

Heidi Brühl – German Actress & Singer

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Heidi Rosemarie Brühl (30 January 1942, Gräfelfing, Upper Bavaria – 8 June 1991, Starnberg) was a German singer and actress who came to prominence as a young teenager and had a prolific career in film and television. She was also a successful recording artist, and is known for her participation in the 1963 Eurovision Song [...]

Beatle Tail Lights 1949 – 1972

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Image found at “Farbror Sid” Filed under: Advertising, Automobiles Tagged: Beatle, Tail lights, VolksWagen, VW

Nina Leen (1914- 1995) – LIFE Magazine Photographer

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Nina Leen was one of the first women photographers for LIFE. She was born in Russia but grew up in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. She always wanted to be a photographer and her first camera, bought in Europe while she was still an amateur, was a Rolliflex that she continued to use throughout her assignments [...]

Horace Roye And The Irish Maid

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Second out of Horace Roye’s studies of British maids is “The Irish Maid”. As a noted photographer of nudes, he successfully contested the obscenity laws of his day. The Irish Maid: Filed under: Models & starlets, People, Photography Tagged: Horace Roye, Nude photography, The Irish maid

Elga Andersen – German Actress

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Elga Andersen slender, blonde German actress Elga Andersen (1935) starred in international films of the 1950’s and 1960’s. She was also a popular recording artist during the 1960’s, known for singing the title song for The Guns of Navarrone (1961). Later she became a producer too. Bohemian Life Elga Andersen was born Elga Hymen in [...]

Standard Ten

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In 1954 the Ten was introduced as a larger engined (and less basic) version of the Standard Eight, though sharing a similar frame and transmission. Overdrive (from March 1957) or a temperamental semi-automatic were available as options. An estate version, the Companion was launched in 1955. It was among the first British estate-wagons to have [...]

Collapsible Bike Trailer

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Filed under: Holidays, Traveling Tagged: Bike trailer, Colapsible trailer

Retro DIY Project – Gingerbread Wren House

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There is a touch of fairyland to this unusual designed wren house, yet it is simple to build – You’ll find plans and work description both in jpg and pdf format here  Plans found in a Popular Mechanix from April 1959 Filed under: DIY project, The fifties Tagged: Carpentry, DIY, Do-it-yourself projects, Woodwork projects, Wren [...]

Rumi Sport 125

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If someone told you they were introducing a 10hp, 125cc 2-stroke twin-cylinder machine like the 1952 Rumi Sport 125, would you be even remotely impressed? Probably not. These days, we’re spoiled by speed, power and efficiency. But 50 years ago, it was a different world. Today, we can choose from an unbelievable assortment of motorcycles [...]

Good Basic Thinking

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Image found at “MICHIGANUPSWAMPMONKEY” Filed under: Facts, Retro technology Tagged: Hemp, Paper production, U S Dep of Agriculture

The Real Thanksgiving Story!

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Video found at “MICHIGANUPSWAMPMONKEY” Filed under: Believes, Facts Tagged: Genocide, Thanksgiving, The real story

Early Electric Cars

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The electric car was just as popular as its gasoline counterpart when it first went into production around the turn of the 20th century. People loved it because it was much less messy than an internal combustion engine. But with the advent of highways, they wanted to go farther than their battery life allowed, and [...]

Old Brylcreem Ad

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Found at “Soppatankar” Filed under: Advertisments, Retro Tagged: Brylcreem

What Ever Blows You Skirt Up

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A lot of PhotoShop jobs featuring this tear gas happy cop has turned up on the net in the last few days, this one is one of the better ones – TedImage found at “Steroge will do” Filed under: Humour, People, Photography Tagged: Marilyn Monroe, PhotoShop, Tear gas

Ralph Burke Tyree – American Painter

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Ralph Burke Tyree (1921–1979) was born June 30, 1921 in Irvine, Kentucky and moved to Delhi, California as an infant. He was awarded a scholarship to the California College of the Arts (Oakland) for a portrait he painted of his future wife, Marguerite (Margo) Almeida and also studied at the San Francisco School of Fine [...]

Not Around Here Mate

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Image found at “Premiere Guerre Mondiale Et Deux” Filed under: Music, Tackieness Tagged: Accordion, Pleasure, Popularity