pre-ww2

Paris right before WW2

Summer Before the War: Paris, 1939 [12 Pics]

Jan 26 2013

At the brink of WW2, a LIFE Magazine photographer photographed the city. I wonder if anyone knew what was about to unravel in the next five years.

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Queen Elizabeth firing the Enfield

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5 [20 Pics]

Nov 16 2012

Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here.

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USA during the 1940's in colour

USA of the 1940's in HQ Colour Restored Photos Pt.2 [24 Pics]

Jul 30 2012

The follow up to our part one of amazing photos from the USA during the WW2 era. Share and enjoy!

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Old Well Restored photos of WW2 era USA

USA of the 1940's in HQ Colour-Restored Photos Pt.1 [22 Pics]

Jul 28 2012

It's amazing to see how things were back then, and it's even better when the images are restored to a point where they look like they were taken today. This will be a two-part series of posts, so stay tuned for part 2!

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Japanese Pre-WW2 Posters

Working Class Posters of 1930's Japan [17 Pics]

Jun 28 2012

This unique style of posters emerged in the country of the rising sun during the early 1930's. Many design aspects look to be copied from Western and Soviet culture.

It is amazing to see how well these are done, considering that there were no tools like Photoshop and Illustrator.

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Museum of Machines

Breathtaking Museum of Machines (Vadima Zadorozhnogo)

Feb 28 2012

It is amazing to see so many beautiful examples of the machines that shaped our past and brought us to our present.

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Nazi Germany before WW2

30 Restored Photos of Nazi Germany from LIFE Archives

Jan 11 2012

Straight from the archives at LIFE Magazine, these are very rare and mostly colour photos of Nazi Germany at its height prior to WW2. The number of people in these photographs supporting the Fascist regime is simply jaw dropping!

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B-25

Astonishing Aviation Photography

Oct 6 2011

Take a look at this amazing collection of photos taken by David Bracher of various aircraft from the many different eras of aviation. This is probably one of the best sets of aviation photos we have ever seen!

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A Stylish Table Created Using A Real Airplane Engine

Sep 26 2011

This piece of furniture comes with a lot of history and character. It was created using a U.S. Army Boeing Stearman PT-13 aircraft engine. It features a nice glass top to expose the true beauty of the beast that lies beneath it. A truly stunning piece of furniture!

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Adolf Hitler Painting

A Different Side of Adolf Hitler You Didn't Know About

Sep 14 2011

Before he waged war on the world, Adolf Hitler was an upcoming (and unsuccessful) artist. He was rejected twice by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (1907-1908), because of his "unfitness for painting". These are just some of his paintings he did before becoming the supreme ruler of the Reich.

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Pontiac Ghost Car See Through

The Ghost Car: 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six

Jul 23 2011

The first ever, fully transparent car ever made in America. Since plexiglass was an extremely new material many believe the car was actually made of glass back in the 1939 New York's World Fair. Take a look at this amazing piece of art and technology (of its time).

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