1. Illustration by Fortunino Matania of King George VI

    From The Tatler magazine (Coronation number), 19th May 1937.

    Original (2479 x 1926)

     
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  4. copyright MonkeyFist; May 19, 2013

     
  5. vintage postcard - Southampton floating bridge

    The Floating Bridge was opened in 1836 and connected Southampton to Woolston. At that time Woolston was a separate village on the east bank of the River Itchen, it did not become part of Southampton until 1920.

    Originally owned by a private company, the Floating Bridge was purchased by Southampton Corporation in 1934. This service continued until 1977 when the Itchen Bridge was opened.

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  6. At the quayside, 1920s

    Found in a box of negatives from Amersham & Kent House, SE Londonoriginal (5226 x 3477)

     
  7. Yachts starting, Hastings, England

    Views of the British Isles, in the Photochrom print collection;
    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

     
  8. View from the pier, NW Herne Bay, England

    Views of the British Isles, in the Photochrom print collection;
    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

     
  9. The cliffs, Hunstanton, England

    Views of the British Isles, in the Photochrom print collection;
    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

     
  10. zerolabarre:

    The schooner ADVENT is seen after being wrecked on the bar 16 Feb. 1913. The wind failed as she attempted to cross the Coos Bay bar. Grounding on the spit, no tug in the area was powerful enough to get her free and the above was the result after the eight man crew was removed.

    431 G.t./399 N.t., 151.5’ x 35’ x 12.6’ Schooner
    Blt. 1901, Northbend, OR., by and for Simpson Lumber Co. 
    Wrecked on Coos Bay Bar
    16 Feb. 1913
    All hands saved.

    Original photo from the archives of Saltwater People Historical Society. Reblogged with permission. Go check out their website, it is packed with maritime history gems.

    (via generallynautical)

     
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  12. "Am Skagerak kam es zwischen 99 deutschen und 151 britischen Kriegsschiffen zur größten Seeschlacht der Geschichte."

    "At the Skagerrak there was between 99 German and 151 British warships into the largest naval battle in history."

    Skagerrak = Battle of Jutland

     
  13. Create|Curate with Archive.org

    Internet Archive will be accepting 52 people for week long tumblr residencies. We are looking for creators, hackers, educators, curators, tumblr kids and anyone else looking to play with some code and content. 

    Here’s how it works: You create a custom tumblr theme at a url we supply and post a week’s worth of stuff from the vast depths of the Internet Archive. You can sequence, combine and remix it any way you want. We’ll be here to help you along in your exploration.

    When your week comes up, we’ll change our theme at this url to the one you coded and reblog your week’s worth of posts. After you’re featured, your residency will be archived at its original url…

    keep reading

     
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