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Otto Witte – Throne-Juggler

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This fascinating story was found at “Dr Hermes Retro-Scans” Filed under: People Tagged: Menelik II, Otto Witte

New Toaster Anyone

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When I’m in the marked for a new toaster I know what I want – Ted Image found at “was bisher geschah” Filed under: Food & drinks Tagged: Toasters, VW

SS Nieuw Amsterdam

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The Nieuw Amsterdam was a Dutch ocean liner built in Rotterdam for the Holland America Line. This Nieuw Amsterdam, the second of four Holland America ships with that name, is considered by many to have been Holland America’s finest ship. Read more about SS Nieuw Amsterdam here Filed under: Maritime history Tagged: Holland America Line, [...]

Margate Beach, August 1937

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Click the image for a larger view (you might find Wally) This photo is worth studying for a few moments at the bigger sizes; it’s like those WHERE’S WALDO? (okay, WHERE’S WALLY?) books. I’m going to go out on a limb and venture that the "minerals and cakes" offered for sale are not geological samples [...]

BBC Before Sampled Sound

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Article from Popular Science Monthly Filed under: Retro technology, Vintage Science Tagged: Making sounds, Sound

Noting Like A Little Road Trip

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Who need a Humvee when you got an old Volkswagen buss – Ted Image found at “Don’t look back” Filed under: Automobiles Tagged: VolksWagen, VW

Weymouth In Dorset, England

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Weymouth ( /ˈweɪməθ/) is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. The town is 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Dorchester and 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of the Isle of Portland. The town’s population is 52,950 (2006). The [...]

June Blair – Playmate Of The Month, January 1957

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June Blair (born Margaret June Blair on October 20, 1933, in San Francisco, California) is an American model and actress. She is best known for being Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month for its January 1957 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Hal Adams. Blair made her first television appearance in 1954. Through the rest [...]

Old Kodak Ad

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    I would say that covers my sentiments when it comes to hunting to. I shoot them  with my 1970 Canon F1 or the 1952 Rolleyflex. Or my digital Canon if I should be a bit lazy one  day – Ted Image found at “every day tea” Filed under: Advertising, Photography Tagged: Hunting, Kodak, [...]

Retro DIY Project – Portable Beach Dressing Room

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From an article in Popular Science’s 1940 August issue. Portable beach dressing rooms have so many merits in respect to convenience, cleanliness, and privacy when compared with the average bathhouse locker room that they are becoming popular at some of the better beaches in the U S. Plans and description in jpg and pdf format [...]

Something For The Living Room?

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Liquor machine on the Leiziger Messe (Leipzig Fair). Germany, 1931. Image found at “formicarius” Filed under: Food & drinks, Photography, The thirties Tagged: 1931, Germany, Leiziger Messe, Liquor machine

Well, That’s Something You Don’t See Every Day

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Image found at “ELLEXX” Filed under: Actresses, Nudes, Photography Tagged: Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe;Top less, Tinsel Town

The Man With X-Ray Eyes

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Image found at “Pictures in time” Filed under: Article, Entertainment, People Tagged: Kuda Bux, X-ray eyes

1911 United Kingdom Heat Wave

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A group of girls wade into the Serpentine in London’s Hyde Park to keep cool during the heat wave. The United Kingdom heat wave of 1911 was a particularly severe heat wave and associated drought. Records were set around the country for temperature in England, including the highest July temperature of 36C (97F) in Epsom, [...]

Simson Schwalbe

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Built by the Suhl, Germany company Simson & Co, the Schwalbe was the moped that brought this arms and vehicle manufacturer to worldwide fame. The Schwalbe gained a reputation of reliability, ease of maintenance and undisputed solid German engineering. At least in Germany the Schwalbe has obtained cult status not unlike that of the Vespa [...]

A Cent Well Spent

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What a naught, naughty boy. I’m sure he got that cent to watch cowboys and indians – Ted Carnival attraction of the Imperial county fair. A boy watches a motion picture called "Wiggling Wonders!" through a mutoscope at the penny arcade of the Imperial Valley county fair. Other pictures available for 1 cent include: "Red [...]

Vodpod Update: The Mindbenders

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This time I give you The Mindbenders, The Merseybeat group formed by Wayne Fontana in 1963. The name of the group was inspired by the title of a 1963 film, starring the British actor Sir Dirk Bogarde, called The Mind Benders. There will be more Merseybeat bands in the time to come as this is [...]

Afri-Cola – German Soft Drink

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Afri-Cola is a cola soft drink produced in Germany. The trademark Afri-Cola was registered in 1931 by the company F. Blumhoffer Nachfolger GmbH. The same company also produced Bluna, an orange soft drink. Today the brand belongs to the Mineralbrunnen Überkingen-Teinach AG. Afri-Cola was once one of the most popular cola brands in Germany, but [...]

Louis Cyr – The Strongest Man On Earth

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Louis Cyr (1863-1912) was a famous Canadian strongman with a career spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His recorded feats, including lifting 500 pounds (227 kg) with one finger and carrying 4,337 pounds (1967 kg) on his back, show Cyr to be, according to former International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness chairman Ben [...]

Gutbrod Superior

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Gutbrod was a German car manufacturer. The firm was founded by Wilhelm Gutbrod in 1926. It originally built motorcycles, and from 1933 to 1935, Standard Superior cars were built with rear-mounted engines. An updated version of the Gutbrod Superior introduced in 1953 benefited from developments towards fuel injection undertaken by Mercedes-Benz dating initially from 1935: [...]