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“(1910) - Photograph of dirigible race in the Dominguez Air Meet, Dominguez Field, Los Angeles, 1910. Two football-shaped zeppelins race across the skies, flying at low altitude. Each of them has single pilots. The pilots stand on a skeletal structure consisting of metal bars that is attached to the balloon with wires. Spectators (or judges) stand below on the plain field watching the zeppelins race. Further in the sky is a hot-air balloon with the phrase “all in the Examiner.”” (via)

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“(1910) - Photograph of dirigible race in the Dominguez Air Meet, Dominguez Field, Los Angeles, 1910. Two football-shaped zeppelins race across the skies, flying at low altitude. Each of them has single pilots. The pilots stand on a skeletal structure consisting of metal bars that is attached to the balloon with wires. Spectators (or judges) stand below on the plain field watching the zeppelins race. Further in the sky is a hot-air balloon with the phrase “all in the Examiner.”” (via)

leslieseuffert:

Photographer Adam Kennedy has a hobby that’s pretty unique among the photo projects we’ve seen. He photographs fire hydrants and Photoshops them into planets. That sounds random, but the results are actually quite neat.

The photograph above shows a before-and-after of what his original photos look like and what he turns the rusty old hydrants into.

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“L’avion de Clément Ader, 1890” (via)

xplanes:

L’avion de Clément Ader, 1890” (via)

photojojo:

The images above were taken while Scott Rinckenberger was on a 12 month back country skitrip. He writes about the incredible journey: 

I incorporate photography into adventures. I carry a very small kit and try to cover as much ground as possible on foot, skis and bikes. It is through this kinetic mode that I find my images, or they find me.

Breathtaking Images From a 12 Month Backcountry Ski Trip

via 500px

scanzen:

The “Telephone Tower” in Stockholm. This was one of the main telephone junctions in Stockholm between 1887-1913. About 5000 telephone lines where connected here. After that the tower remained as landmark until 1953 when it was torn down as a result of a fire.

via Tekniska museet

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“Meeting de Monaco - Mars 1912 - Le Canard Voisin”
(via an immense Google album of scanned Monaco-based early aviation media. Amazing stuff.)

xplanes:

“Meeting de Monaco - Mars 1912 - Le Canard Voisin

(via an immense Google album of scanned Monaco-based early aviation media. Amazing stuff.)

scanzen:

USA atomtámadó eszközök. Oktató plakát, c1965.
Nuclear weapons of the United States. Hungarian poster, c1965.

scanzen:

USA atomtámadó eszközök. Oktató plakát, c1965.

Nuclear weapons of the United States. Hungarian poster, c1965.

Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, ‘Dear Jim: I loved your card.’ Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, ‘Jim loved your card so much he ate it.’ That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.

Maurice Sendak (via omgponiez)

I remember hearing this story a long time ago! Glad to be reminded of it again.

(via paulftompkins)