Video: Never return: 10 chic vintage postcards with airships
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
The invention of airships was, without a doubt, one of the most significant events of the twentieth century. Huge, majestic, they floated across the sky like real air ships, like a whole city above the ground. And these beautiful aircraft are reflected in the postcards of those times, which we present to your attention. And there is undoubtedly something to see here!
Empire State Building was originally conceived not only as the tallest skyscraper in the world, but also as a mooring mast for airships. On the 102nd floor, there was supposed to be a pier, from where passengers could go down to the street by high-speed elevator. Alas, during the construction of this grandiose building, they did not take into account the strength of the winds, which simply blew off the airship that had docked. After a tentative unsuccessful attempt by the airship to land on the platform, it became abundantly clear that this idea was impossible. So the pier was re-equipped, and now there is telecommunication equipment at this place.
Not all airship flights ended well. But since the passengers managed to survive, why not take a picture against the background of the remains of the aircraft? The postcard above shows the German airship L3 after it crashed on the Danish island of Fanø in 1915.
Now the use of airships is unprofitable, although in some cases they are used for tourist or advertising purposes. However, the real boom of zeppelin is observed in art - in its fantasy and steam-punk directions. Like on amazing pictures Lithuanian artist who manages to depict the whole world on his various and cute airships.
Handmade in Soviet style: Devils from droppers, vases from postcards and other nostalgic crafts from the USSR
What today is denoted by the foreign word "handmade" in the Soviet Union was simply called "needlework". Considering that the choice of goods in the stores was small, homemade vases, boxes, hanging curtains in the doorway and small knick-knacks always found a suitable place for themselves in the apartments. It is interesting that with a huge selection of auxiliary materials, only a few models gained nationwide popularity
Every year on March 8, women of the USSR were presented with hundreds of thousands of all kinds of greeting cards. We have selected the 70 kindest postcards since March 8, which our mothers and grandmothers received
This weekend in America there are massive celebrations, parades and fireworks, because July 4 is a special day in the history of the country. This is the date of signing the Declaration of Independence. We invite you to plunge into the past of the United States by looking at a series of rare postcards depicting the most interesting establishments located along the main highway of the country
No matter how much the older generation kept saying that “it was better before,” the facts keep repeating that it was the same before, just not with us and not about us. For example, the Boston Public Library organized an exhibition of old photographs taken at the beginning of the last century by photographer Leslie Jones, who for more than five years filmed all road accidents in Boston and its environs for the editorial office of the Herald Traveler newspaper
The beginning of the twentieth century was given many expressive names, and one of them is the era of airships. Maps were made from them and bombs were dropped, cargo was transported on them and passengers flew. True, for the latter it was not a cheap pleasure - but an unforgettable one. Have you ever danced tango to the sound of a piano at a height of a kilometer or two from the ground? And to someone - yes