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Water Wench Wednesday


vintagegal: June McCall 1950’s

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The Lighthouse At the End of the World and Other Literary Lighthouses


Through time, lighthouses have inspired and been inspired by literature.

Take, for example, The Lighthouse at the End of the World by Jules Verne

 The book was published posthumously in 1905 but Verne wrote it in 1901. The book is about piracy and the direct inspiration for the setting is the lighthouse at Isla de los Estados, near Cape Horn. People say the book is good. But the movie, featuring Kirk Douglas, was a piece of shit.

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Greetings from Vacationland: vintage Maine postcards

Greetings from Maine; vintage postcard – posted by naslrogues

Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south. The 23rd state is famous for its scenery—3,500 miles of rocky, tidal coastline, low, rolling mountains, heavily forested interior and picturesque waterways—as well as for its seafood, especially lobster and clams. Also in the north-easternmost area is the Old Sow, the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.

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Ports of Call: vintage beach postcards

A postcard or post card is a rectangular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelope. The study and collecting of postcards is termed deltiology.

In 1894, British publishers were given permission by the Royal Mail to manufacture and distribute picture postcards, which could be sent through the post.

The first UK postcards were produced by printing firm Stewarts of Edinburgh and early postcards were pictures of famous landmarks, scenic views, photographs or drawings of celebrities and so on.

With steam locomotives providing fast and affordable travel, the seaside became a popular tourist destination, and generated its own souvenir-industry: the picture postcard was, and is, an essential staple of this industry.  (more)


header original image: Weston Super Mare

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I Wish, I Wish, I Wish I Was a Fish…


vintagegal: Regien art by Hahn 1923 – via mudwerks


WIRED: A cleared and stained B. trispinosus specimen (red= bone, blue= cartilage)
showing the unique divided swimbladders of this species. Aaron Rice.

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Wish You Were Here; Archives Edition


Vintage postcard – The Wildwoods began developing as a resort in the last decade of the 19th century.

Wildwood is home to over 200 motels, built during the Doo-Wop era of the 1950s and 1960s, in an area recognized by the state of New Jersey, known as the Wildwoods Shore Resort Historic District. The term “doo-wop” was adopted by Cape May’s Mid-Atlantic Center For The Arts in the early 1990s to describe the unique, space-age architectural style, which is also referred to as the Googie or populuxe style. The motels are unique in appearance, with Vegas-like neon signs and fantastic architecture.  more on wiki

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Swimmers and Life Saver Viewed from Above

Swimmers and Life Saver Viewed from Above

Japanese; cancelled 1907
Nakazawa Hiromitsu Miyake shoten
Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)
Color lithograph; ink on card stock
Classification: Postcards
Type: Postcard; artists; Art Nouveau
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Bad Postcards: Watch the Birdie!

Watch the Birdie!

via BadPostcards