Another look at historical “stand pipes” (or water towers) from picture postcards from the late-19th and early 20th century. From basic and utilitarian to surprisingly ornate.
This industrial metal structure — possibly in use at a Texas oil refinery? — looks pleasingly futuristic. The winding exterior staircase is a nice touch.
Hollywood stars have always had to do silly things for the sake of publicity….
Hollywood poster artists are responsible for much of a movie’s attraction. In fact, I love these fantastic posters so much I don’t even really need to see the movie. See a whole bunch of promotional artwork for “Dracula’s Daughter” at the link.
Check out this crazy prototype — a streamlined aluminum locomotive with a propeller and a BMW V12 engine. The videos are cool.
As Britain entered the war, well-founded fears of bombings and gas attacks led citizens and communities to construct air raid shelters. More illustrations inside.
The Iceberg Cafe was a Route 66 fixture for years. Check out several great photos of the roadside attraction inside.