1. time-for-maps:

    Map of Genoa. (1890) [3307 × 2539]

    (via fuckyeahcartography)

  2. lauramcphee:

    Women in Porthole, c1970 (Mary Ellen Mark)

    (via mudwerks)


  3. DSN community, I need your help


    I’m going to shameless co-opt the DSN soapbox for selfish research purposes for a moment. Do you know anyone who lives near Seadrift TX, east of Corpus Christi/West of Houston? I have a satellite tag that came ashore in Espiritu Santo Bay, inside Matagorda Is. and I’d love to get it back. It was on …

    → Read More: DSN community, I need your helpimage http://dlvr.it/377JD1

  4. navyhistory:

    On 23 March 1815, U.S. Sloop of War Hornet captured the British brig-sloop Penguin in a battle lasting just over 20 minutes in the south Atlantic. Neither crew was aware that the War of 1812 had ended a month earlier.

    This painting by Carlton T. Chapman shows Hornet at left with Penguin heavily damaged. NHHC image 1857.

    (via moewie)

  6. STANLEY MASSEY ARTHURS (American, 1877-1950)
    The Wreck of Hesperus, 1908
    Oil on canvas

    The Wreck of the Hesperus" is a narrative poem by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, first published in Ballads and Other Poems in 1842.

    "The Wreck of the Hesperus" is a story that presents the tragic consequences of a sea captain’s pride. On an ill-fated voyage in winter, he brings his daughter aboard ship for company. The captain ignores the advice of one of his experienced men, who fears that a hurricane is approaching. When the storm arrives, the captain ties his daughter to the mast to prevent her from being swept overboard…

    read “The Wreck of the Hesperus” on Project Gutenberg

  7. Ship’s company, U.S.S. Maine

    blown up in Havana Harbor, Havana, Cuba, 15 February 1898
    8 x 10 in. glass negative
    Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
    Washington, D.C.

  8. Building the World’s Largest Ship in 50,000 Pics

    This timelapse, produced by Discovery Channel and Maersk Line, shows the construction of Maersk Line’s first Triple-E container ship at the DSME shipyard in Okpo, Korea.

    The timelapse was made using 50,000 photos taken over a 3 months period.

  9. Pile driver at Pyrmont, by David Moore

    David Moore (1927-2003) was one of Australia’s most respected photojournalists.

    Australian National Maritime Museum

  10. Paint-by-Numbers of a sailing ship
    Found in Ithaca; Antiques, Vintage, Unusual Objects

  11. International Paint Company Advertising Thermometer

    International Paint, an Akzo Nobel subsidiary, are makers of marine and protective coatings, and are headquartered in Gateshead, UK.

    In 1881, Charles Petrie, along with German brothers Max and Albert Holzapfel, founded the Holzapfel Compositions Company Ltd. in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, producing marine coatings for the local shipping industry. In 1904 the company moved to a larger factory in Felling-on-Tyne, where the 21st century headquarters are still located.

    By 1889, the company had expanded production to include overseas countries, such as Russia, Denmark, Italy and Germany, and in 1901 to the United States, where it was registered under the name International Paint Co Inc, in. New Jersey, with production in Brooklyn, New York.

    International Paint is now the leading brand name of the AkzoNobel Marine & Protective Coatings (M&PC) business unit. The company has approximately 5,500 employees, in more than 50 countries. +

  12. Pieroni’s Sea Grill; vintage postcard

    "One of the famous Pieroni’s Sea Grills located at 601
    Washington St., in the heart of the shopping and theatre
    district invites you to dine when in Boston. Est. 1895.”

    -This Side For Writing

  13. HANNES BOK (American, 1914-1964). fantasy landscape with figures; story illustration, 1936. Pen, ink, and water

    on Heritage Auctions

    Born Wayne Woodard, Hannes Bok was an illustrator, amateur astrologer, and writer of fantasy fiction and poetry. He painted over 100 covers for various science fiction, fantasy, and detective fiction magazines, as well as contributing hundreds of black and white interior illustrations to such titles as Weird Tales, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Other Worlds, Super Science Stories, Imagination, Fantasy Fiction, Planet Stories, If, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Bok’s work also appeared in calendars and early fanzines and also dust jackets from specialty book publishers like Arkham House, Shasta, and Fantasy Press. His paintings are celebrated for their luminous quality, thanks to the use of a glazing process inspired by his artistic idol, Maxfield Parrish. Bok was the first artist to win the Hugo Award.

  14. lostsplendor:

    In the Navy: Postcard Portrait, Early 1900s (via)

    (via mudwerks)

  15. kindelling:

    Map of the known world in 1450, by Fra Mauro (monk).

    (Source: queenothorns, via fuckyeahcartography)