1. "Watney’s Pale Ale" beer advert, 1937
    Watney’s - a once famous London Brewery that latterly was sadly best known for its keg version of the old ‘Red Barrel” beer that was also its logo.

     
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  3. fuckyeahmobydick:

    Everett Henry (1893-1961), The Voyage of the Pequod 

     

  4. everythingisahoax:

    Digging through my Anatomy of the Ship books today, and after spending the last two weeks reading nothing but the Aubrey-Maturin series, I’ve put together a brief list of archaic, filthy-sounding, and completely esoteric naval terms from the period. You’ll probably never…

     
  5. tarhorse:

    At the top of the lighthouse

     
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  9. 4cp:

    "Punch" magazine advertisement illustration, early 1950s. 

     
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  11. Soviet Navy’s Pacific Fleet sailor in full dress.

    The telnyashka (Russian: тельня́шка) is a white undershirt horizontally striped in various colors, and dates back to the 19th century Tsarist Navy.

    It is an iconic uniform garment worn by the Russian Navy and the Russian  Naval Infantry (marines).

    The telnyashkas originated with distinctive striped blouses worn by the merchants and fishermen of Brittany.

    The fashion was later adopted and popularized by the French Navy and other navies of the pre-Dreadnought era.

    Telnyashka has become such evident symbol of masculinity in Soviet culture, that it is sported by dozens of popular non-military characters of the cinema and even children’ cartoons. There is a popular saying that describes the wearing of telnyashkas as an indicator of a “real man”; "We are few in number, but we wear telnyashkas!"

     
  12. Hell and High Water (Paramount, 1933)

    Misogynistic garbage-scow skipper Captain Jericho (Richard Arlen) is none too happy when would-be suicide Sally Driggs (Judith Allen) ends up in his net…  (allmovie)

     
  13. Hell and High Water (Paramount, 1933)

    Misogynistic garbage-scow skipper Captain Jericho (Richard Arlen) is none too happy when would-be suicide Sally Driggs (Judith Allen) ends up in his net…  (allmovie)

     
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  15. 1929, “Engineering for Children”

    Children’s Textbook Covers in 1920s Japan on 50 Watts