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xplanes:    “Demonstration with Mme. Alberti’s flying contraption” (via the Boston Public Library on Flickr)

early flight: Demonstration with Mme. Alberti's flying contraption (photo curated at Boston Public Library); 1931 photo by Leslie Jones

Old time diving suit :)

Antique Diving Suits

Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911 Is this the inspiration for Robbie the Robot (Return to the Forbidden Plant)?

Portrait of Henri Groulx, ca. 1920.   Photographer listed only as "Parisian Studio", courtesy of Library and Archives Canada / C-036255. ☀

Chicken and Boy Smoking Smokes Cigarette Vintage Image from 1920 Funny Unique Photo Photography Sepia Black & White Print Cute Weird

Alexandre Goupil’s Sesquiplane  "Alexandre Goupil was a well regarded and well known French engineer who designed this bird-like flying machine in 1883. The sesquiplane (a monoplane with additional half-wings) was meant to be powered by a steam engine mounted inside the rounded body of the machine. The engine was to drive a single tractor propeller and it was to have a wheeled landing gear. A rudder was to be mounted below the tail surface."

Goupil proposes a steam-powered monoplane (shaped like a duck),with tractor propeller. His full-size test rig lifts itself and two men in a light breeze, but the design is never built

Russian bear hunting armor from the 19th century

now *that's* a bear hunting suit. Russian bear hunting armor from the century

Doreen, you are a badass. 1920.

Girl Riding an Alligator

Ponies are for Pussies. what a badass kid. Ity" laci: d ABE TY? Pussies Ponies are for Pussies what a badass kid Ity" laci: d ABE TY?


A wonderful beach blanket shadow ---- "Fun On The Beach", Hermosa Beach, California,

Luisterend oor

dual-head-mounted-listening-device listening vintage hearing hear listen military invention device man ears

Kindle Wallpapers

Some funny and weird black and white photos from the past. Even then people already knew how to make you wonder about the sense of a picture. Some funny and weird black and white photos fro

Just a test - Махолет

The Ornithopter was a flying machine invented by George R. The original had a foot long, frame and a wingspan of 8 feet made of chrome molybdenum covered with a non-flammable transparent celluloid fabric.