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Tavern car from mechanic Oliver Bulleid
Tavern car from mechanic Oliver Bulleid
New Zealand mechanical engineer Oliver Bulleid designed several locomotives, such as the Battle of Britain Class and the West Country Class. In addition, it offered its own version of long-distance buses. One of his most daring projects was the...
31 May 2020, 20:17
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Outdoor education: open-air schools
Outdoor education: open-air schools
In the first half of the XX century. open-air schools were popular in Europe and North America. They were intended to prevent the spread of tuberculosis. Such educational institutions for children were built away from urban centers, often in rural areas...
30 May 2020, 21:05
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Advertising the future: General Motors Futurliners cars on the
Advertising the future: General Motors Futurliners cars on the "Progress Parade"
In the 1940s, a parade was held in the United States that influenced the future history of General Motors. In an event called  Parade of progress there were 12 General Motors Futurliners that look like buses. They were taken around the country...
15 May 2020, 23:09
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What travel ads looked like in the 1930s
What travel ads looked like in the 1930s
While waiting for the end of the quarantine, we present bright vintage posters advertising travel. In the selection you can see posters from different countries of the world, starting with Italy and Germany, and ending with such exotic countries as...
12 May 2020, 22:31
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Vintage advertising: bright posters of the London railway
Vintage advertising: bright posters of the London railway
We offer you to get acquainted with vintage posters printed for the London North Eastern railway. The purpose of the ad was to promote tourist services, which continued throughout the 1930s. Images and placards demonstrate the advantages of rail travel...
30 April 2020, 23:13
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American Dream: the longest limousine in the world
American Dream: the longest limousine in the world
In the early 1980s, customizer Jay Ohrberg created the longest limousine in the world, calling it the "American dream". The 30-meter car was included in the Guinness book of records. The base for the car was the Cadillac Eldorado, released in the mid-70s...
17 April 2020, 23:31
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The Chicago railroad fair in the middle of the last century
The Chicago railroad fair in the middle of the last century
In 1948-49, the Chicago railroad fair was held in the United States. The event was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the history of the railroad built West of Chicago. A total of 39 companies participated in the fair. It showed railway tracks...
31 March 2020, 23:24
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Bottles in orange: unusual packaging of L'Orange Variee perfume
Bottles in orange: unusual packaging of L'Orange Variee perfume
In 1925, the presentation of the perfume L'orange Variee took place. The original packaging was a ball in the form of an orange, inside which there were bottles in the form of lobes. 8 glass bottles contained a label with information about the contents...
31 March 2020, 23:24
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Loud sunset of the era of the hippie festival Woodstock Music & Art Fair
Loud sunset of the era of the hippie festival Woodstock Music & Art Fair
In 1969, more than 400,000 people gathered in new York state at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair. This large-scale event became for many synonymous with the countercultural movement of the 60s. the Rock festival lasted for 4 days: from August 15 to...
20 March 2020, 23:32
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Keep calm and wash hands: themed posters of the last century
Keep calm and wash hands: themed posters of the last century
Hand washing helps prevent many diseases, as well as reduce their spread. This simple procedure, which takes no more than a minute, is a great way to eliminate many types of germs. Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis in the middle of the XIX century...
14 March 2020, 23:26
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