2. Maritime Monday for August 12th, 2013:
    Movies About Ships, Part V

    Captain of the scavenger ship Ghost, Wolf Larsen, (Edward G. Robinson) is a heartless tyrant who can tolerate no sign of weakness in anyone, and reigns over his hellish vessel in true satanic fashion. Idealistic writer Humphrey Van Weyden (Alexander Knox) and fugitive from justice Ruth Webster (Ida Lupino) are picked up by the Ghost when their ferryboat capsizes.

    Realizing that their chances of getting off the boat alive are nil, Van Weyden and Ruth conspire with embittered cabin boy Leach (John Garfield) to escape.  They drift in a small open boat for days, only to return to the Ghost, which has apparently been scuttled by the mutinous crew.

    Ultimately, the Ghost sinks beneath the waves, carrying Larsen and Van Weyden to their doom. Ruth and Leach manage to save themselves, rowing toward the safety of a nearby island.

  3. Who’s yer Papi?  (video)

    Big Papi holds baby during national anthem

    Boston Tender  :)

  4. pianolin:

    Mattapoisett Bathing Beach, Massachusetts
    Negative, Glass, Dry Plate

    (via fuckyeahmassachusetts)

  5. The Tidal Wave (Thomsen-Ellis Corp., Baltimore-New York, 1918) WWI Poster

    by Joseph Clement Coll (1881 -1921), a prolific magazine illustrator who was one of the earliest to work in the new medium of unengraved drawings. His thousands of illustrations in a host of periodicals is said to have had a profound influence on the pulp magazine artists of the 1930s and 40s.

  7. oldbookillustrations:

    The prologe of the tale of the manne of lawe.

    Edward Burne-Jones, from The works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Hammersmith, 1896.

    (Source: archive.org)

  8. I don’t think that hideous sculpture is doing it any favors, either.


    (via Your Holidays Pictures Francesca Lanaro | Le Journal de la Photographie)

    Big Ships are destroying Venice © Francesca Lanaro

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  12. Steamboat Round the Bend (Fox, 1935) movie poster
    the film was released a few weeks after his death in an airplane crash. +

  13. sailorgil:

    " Embroidered Sailor’s Seabag  "  ….  [Circa 1842 - 1862]  Belonged to a Sailor aboard the US Frigate CONGRESS

    Photos by US Naval Historical Center 

    (Source: history.navy.mil)

  14. wingsandfins:



    William Heath Robinson, from Bill the Minder, published 1912.  See more images from the book here.  Some of them are very Sendak-esque, like this one of a man’s top hat hosting some baby birds.

    (via mudwerks)

  15. The Rescue
    (United Artists, 1929

    Based on Joseph Conrad‘s 1920 adventure novel set on the South Seas, this film follows the exploits of a British adventurer who helps hide an island prince and his sister after they are chased out of their village by rebellious natives.

    When the angry natives forcibly board the ship, the woman runs to get the adventurer’s help, but they get caught up in mutual lust and by the time they get back to the boat, they learn that the ship was blown up along with everyone on board. The guilty adventurer sends the woman away and spends the rest of his life as a hermit. +

    The novel concluded what is sometimes referred to as “The Lingard Trilogy“, a group of novels based on Conrad’s experience as mate on the steamer Vidar. +

    Read The Rescue on Project Gutenberg