1. blakesby:

    US Bikini Laws, 1922

    June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrell, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.

    - National Photo Co.

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  2. gentlemanlosergentlemanjunkie:

    Wonder Stories, February 1933; cover art by Frank R. Paul.

    (Source: fantasy-ink.blogspot.com)

  3. U-118 Korvettenkapitän Werner Czygan in the forward hatch

    "Tomorrow belongs…  TOMORROW belongs…"

  4. German submarine Commander Leutnant Falke on the bridge of U-118 
    shakedown trials at Kiel; 7 to 14 December 1941

  7. Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (MGM, 1969)

    Starring Robert Ryan, Chuck Connors, Nanette Newman, Luciana Paluzzi, John Turner, Bill Fraser, Kenneth Connor, Allan Cuthbertson, and Christopher Hartstone. Directed by James Hill.

  8. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Buena Vista, R-1971 

    One Sheet (27” X 41”). Science Fiction. Starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, Robert J. Wilke, Ted de Corsia, and Gloria Pall. Directed by Richard Fleischer.

    —Heritage Auctions

  14. retrogirly:

    Esther Williams

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  15. oldbookillustrations:

    Custom house, Dublin.

    T. Creswick, from Ireland picturesque and romantic, by Leitch Ritchie, London, 1837.

    (Source: archive.org)