1. World War I (Emergency Fleet Corp., 1917). Propaganda Poster  "Send the Eagle’s Answer: More Ships"

    In 1916 the United States Shipping Board was created with the charter to build up the US Merchant Marine as Europe went further and further into war. The Emergency Fleet Corporation in Washington, DC, commissioned artist James Daugherty to create this poster to spur worker productivity in shipbuilding.

     
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  4. The oldest (and most famous) waterfront bar that never existed…

    Forecastle Fanny’s Dock Bar, Fells Point, Baltimore now available on Workboat Wear

    $16

    http://workboatwear.spreadshirt.com/monkey-fist-originals-C167322

     
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  6. a real mariner wearing a Monkey Fist Original.

    Get yours here: http://workboatwear.spreadshirt.com/monkey-fist-originals-C167322

     
  7. sailorgil:

    " Boy Sailor "  …  Studio Portrait, CDV

    Sailor portrait.jpg by akrausha on Flickr.

     
  8. The Tiger Lillies - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2012)

    The Independent has described The Tiger Lillies as “a provocative and avant-garde three-piece band that combines cabaret, vaudeville, music-hall and street theatre”.

    Tim Arthur of Time Out has given a more imaginative description: “Imagine Kurt Weill conjuring up images of prewar Berlin while a falsetto vocalist screams, squeaks and squawks his way through every number like some rambling madman, and you’ve got the picture”.

    Notorious for singing controversial songs involving bestiality, prostitution, blasphemy and all other vice imaginable, The Tiger Lillies are undoubtedly not for the easily offended.

    Their musical style is mainly influenced by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s masterpiece The Threepenny Opera and pre-war Berlin cabaret but other influences such as gypsy and circus music, French chanson and British music hall tunes are also evident…

    members: Martyn Jacques, Mike Pickering and Adrian Stout 

     
     
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  10. Marlinespike seamanship being taught to sailors in the early 20th century

    SCHOOL FOR SAILORS, NAVAL TRAINING STATION: Newport, Rhode Island. Instead of working at a blackboard with chalk, these pupils solve their problems on a wooden rail with rope. The course in elementary seamanship conducted in this rigging loft includes a mastery of the subject of knotting and splicing.

    National Geographic Magazine, Volume 31 (1917), page 351. (From a photo essay entitled “THE CALL TO THE COLORS”)

     
  11. PEARL ALERYN FRUSH (American, 20th Century)
    Take a Bow, Playtime Series
    Pencil and watercolor on board

     
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  13. Seasick?  Watch the horizon.

    Monkey Fist original t shirts now available on workboatwear

     
  14. "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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