1. cyclicality:

    "Sweet and Sour Mickey," Inez Geraldine Wray, 26, exhibiting her tattoos while being held on charges of robbing a sailor.

    ca. 1947

    (via drtuesdaygjohnson)

  3. World War I Enlistment Poster (1917)

    "ALL TOGETHER — Enlist in the Navy."
    Swedish-American painter Henry Reuterdahl (1870-1925) was highly regarded for his nautical artwork, which was inspired by the long relationship he had with the United States Navy.

    Not only did he serve as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve Force, but Reuterdahl was selected by President Roosevelt to document the journey on the “Great White Fleet” voyage in 1907.

    A testament to Reuterdahl’s skill, this breathtaking Navy recruitment poster for WWI is a rousing depiction of six young seamen in uniform, each from a different Allied Power, standing above their flag: Japan, France, United States of America, Britain, Russia and Italy.

  5. Titanic (Tobis Filmkunst, 1943) French language poster

    This 1943 motion picture version of the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic was a German propaganda film made during World War II, commissioned by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.

     The premiere of the movie was postponed, as the theatre was bombed by the Royal Air Force the night before the event.  Goebbels later banned the film.

  7.  lithograph: Sebastopol from the sea - sketched from the deck of HMS Sidon

    "Print shows sailors and cannons on deck of the H.M.S. Sidon, with a distant view of the forts and other buildings in Sevastopol."

    Bibliodyssey: The Crimean War

  9. design-is-fine:

    Frederic Edwin Church, Iceberg studies, 1859. Drawings. Via Cooper Hewitt

    (via drtuesdaygjohnson)

  10. 4cp:

    "Punch" magazine advertisement illustration, early 1950s. 

  11. And the drama continues: *

    Sandy Konigmacher? What is that in German? One who bites the sausage? A big German frau that arm-wrestles bar room loggers hoping to be considered “one of the guys” by saying a few bad words? Wowsie!!!

    Give me a break, Freda. “The ‘maiden’ protesteth much” using Shakespeare and the word “maiden’ loosely – I am sure. I think you are what I portrayed before – so I won’t waste time and answer in “bullet points” as your “no-substance” generation” says:

    — I am sure your family is just “busting their buttons” over you – especially your dad seeing his feminine little girl use terms like “sloppy seconds” – although I am sure it is the story of your life. I am sure your photo hides a wealth of sins – did the bird leave his calling card? I am also sure your dad wanted a boy (which you are futily acting out…)

    — I don’t expect or accept any apologies – the only thing inappropriate in this exchange is your lack of class and pride in that fact. Notice you don’t have many dates? Excepting those in a backwards baseball cap and a FORD 1500, who is waiting for his fifth try at the Pot Office exam. In Bangor.

    — No – you are not excused – you are an mannerless embarassment. People do nasty things in potties. They have ROTO-ROOTER in Maine? 1-800 -ROOTER as easy reference. That is what you think of your own mouth? No sips from my glass, thank you! I bet you like outhouse humor about used corncobs. As they say in backwards Brooklyn – “you kiss your mother with that mouth???”.

    — You picked on Brooklyn? OMG. Standish ME – there is a metropolis for you – is that like “SMILE AS YOU ENTER, CLAPP AS YOU LEAVE SEARSPORT’?

    — let’s get this straight – you prefer to talk like the sailors you described. Raise your sights, Bobo.

    — don’t talk tough, HONEY, you just don’t pack the gear. People may laugh at you in your presence – trust me – they are laughing at you out of embarassment. BELLE BARTH is long gone. (Look her up, Pottie…she’s your heroine…”.).

    — I like GCaptain – it has a good future. How about you when you run out of copying “coffee table books”. You get paid for that? Where do I sign up?
    What’s next – coloring books? Classic Comics?

    But I see you have a good future, bouncing up and down the steps at a game, corn dog in one hand and air-horn in the other, trying to catch a T-shirt – falling into a box and nearly crushing two yuppies kids spilling your beer on them„ wet hair and smeared lipstick….can see it all. This broad will never see the inside of a Paris original….too many tatts to cover! STRICTLY CARHARDT material!

    I bet I do know your character – but am glad I don’t!

    - Paleolithic, geriatric and most likely right – from Brooklyn!

    p.s. And before you correct anyone Bimbo-kins – learn how to spell – look up Hale versus hail. You’re a “writer”?????

    Memory aid:

    Hale was “Nathan”. Also an “Allen”. Hail dents your car and is usually used before “CAESAR” or “Hail, the gang’s all here…”. Got it, Sweetie????

    Your generation – you deserve Obama……..don’t leave Maine…God left that state just for people like you….and a place to send corncobs…

    Now F^%K Yeah is “appropriate”!.

    Charles F. Burns; SUNY Maritime

    *(original post)

  12. (Source: dennisklark)


  13. Question regarding an old article

    Kyle, sorry…  I just saw this.  I shot only stills on that exercise and know nothing about any video footage.  Check with the USCG re: any video they may have in their archive, or contact the local tv news divisions to see if they covered the event and might have the raw footage.

    The boat ride was very rough and it was all I could do to hang on for dear life that day. I didn’t really get a chance to chat up the video shooters also present, so I don’t know who all was there. 

    I did have a brief conversation with your father and remember him well.

    this is all I have:



    I submitted this question in the ASK me anything link, and Im sorry for the repetition. I have a question regarding an article of yours from March 25th, 2010 on gCaptain.com. The “SONS 2010 – Spill of National Significance Exercise in Portland, Maine; Day One” article.  I am wondering if there is any chance that you have the interview footage with Commander Thomas Jones (seen in a picture on the article) or know of anywhere I might be able to find the it. I saw it a few months ago and I can’t find it anywhere. He’s my father and he recently passed. Thank you, Kyle Jones

  15. Charles F. Burns · SUNY Maritime College

    Nice compilation of some mainly forgotten illustrations. A big part of reading those books was restraining from looking at the usually singular illustration in the book and before your parents said “lights out”, “granting yourself” one last look at the flyleaf (especially in TREASURE ISLAND) - that was your ticket to possible dreams about being a character in that book.

    -Charles Burns

    p.s. You do good work resurrecting what you present every week. Your title for the article, however, is unnecessarily crude. Potty-mouth is not cool - never was. For males (I am guilty) but really unattractive for females. Practical reason? I’d like to copy that to a grandson who is just learning to read, he doesn’t need to know “FU@# Yeah” yet.

    Don’t denigrate your good work with false “saltiness”. A man with you eating fried food at the bar may laugh at your belches - does he say “I want to take this woman to a nice place…”. No. At best? He belches back. The social pig. OK, I’ll save you the “go screw yourself”, but think about it. Even your quick biography does you harm - to me it says “overweight, over-enthusiastic foul mouthed fan who ruins your night if she winds up sitting next to you and your family at a ball game. Hope I am wrong.

    Again, don’t taint your work, which is obviously sensitive to things long forgotten except for these illustrations. In reality, they should be subjects of lectures in humanities courses at maritime schools. You should contact them - these are legacies long since lost and cadets may find them a pleasant break. God knows the maritime schools need people who know something about ships and the sea integrated into their Humanities courses. I’d recommend you.


    Thank god I can rely on my loyal readers to deliver a staunch bollocking, the liberty-taking of which is usually reserved exclusively for family members.

    I make no apologies whatsoever for failing to conform to your paleolithic stereotypes of femininity. You don’t know me, and your publicly espoused and derisive presumptions about my personality, appearance, and mannerisms are far more inappropriate than my referential use of the f-word in a post title.

    Excuse the hell out of me for using adult language in a post on a site read BY SAILORS, who’s colorful and sometimes salty language is just as integral a part of nautical heritage as are feats of derring-do depicted in pretty pictures. Let’s not forget their rich legacy of drunkenness, violence, homosexuality, VD, and poor personal hygiene.

    I see from your Facebook page that you hale from Brooklyn.  Now there’s a demographic famous for its social dexterity and genteel demeanor. Get back to your bingo, you geriatric troll.

    As for ballgames… enjoy our glass-jawed sloppy seconds and better luck next year. (#hatersgonnahate) (#YankeesSUCK) (#GoSox)