Elevator-style car parks were still quite a novelty when this cutaway was published in 1920. The garage shown could hold 6x the number of cars that a comparable, ordinary garage could hold. This garage was basically all elevators: 42 elevators that retained the cars during the stay rather than off-loading them. Each elevat0r could hold […]
Cutaways and other cool illustrations from the 1920s.
It was a fairly accurate prediction, in 1920, of the difference between the bulky locomotive of the day vs. the predicted streamlined version. The article claimed that more locomotives had been built in the last 15 years than in all of history–perhaps true. It was also claimed that, by streamlining the locomotive and cutting down […]
The past always seems to be so…old. Previous styles, mores, customs seem to have vanished, replaced wholesale with an entirely new set of styles, mores, and customs. That’s why we can snicker at ridiculous stuff like men with handlebar mustaches riding crazy bicycles and corpulent women vamping it up as if they were sex goddesses. […]
This picture came up today in BoingBoing.net, via a Tumblr post. What struck me, and several of the commenters, wasn’t so much the monkey aspect but the Woman On The Right. She is an anachronism. She looks like someone you might meet on the street today. But she probably did not adhere to beauty standards […]