1. posted by This Side For Writing

    Ralph Corbett, Mayor inspecting Plan for new Haven & Pier, 1561

    "Pageant Official Postcards - 12 varieties - One Penny each."

    The Liverpool Pageant was in 1907 and served as a celebration of “700 years of municipal history”

    Period coverage of the event can be found here.

  2. Forbidden Island (Columbia, 1958)

    A skin diver tries to recover sunken treasure before a group of thieves learn of its existence. imdb

  3. The Eternal Sea (Republic, 1955)

    One of Republic’s most elaborate productions of the 1950s, The Eternal Sea is the biography of American Admiral John M. Hoskins.

    Sterling Hayden delivers a superbly understated performance as Hoskins, who continued to serve throughout WW2 despite the loss of a leg in the early phases of the conflict.  more

  4. Don’t Go Near the Water (MGM, 1957)

    On a small island in the South Pacific, the Navy’s P.R. department is spending WWII without getting near a ship.

    Lt. Max Siegal is the Second in command to a clueless Commanding Officer who believes Sea Duty to be the worst punishment he can give one of his men.

    Siegal has to keep the foreign correspondents happy, keep his Commander out of trouble and figure out a way for one of the enlisted sailors to date the lady Lieutenant of his dreams - all while convincing a certain island schoolteacher that he’s the man for her.  IMDb

  7. Around the World, Under the Sea (MGM, 1966)

    The crew of a five-man submarine travels the world’s oceans, planting sensors on the ocean floor to warn scientists of impending earthquakes. IMDb

  8. mudwerks:

    Reservoir Dogs (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

  9. Souvenir Poster Stamps issued by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company in Aid of the British Sailors’ Society; 1955

  12. oldbookillustrations:

    Only one of its arms wriggled in the air, brandishing the victim like a feather.

    From Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas), by Jules Verne, illustrated by Édouard Riou and Alphonse de Neuville, Paris, 1871.

    (Source: archive.org)

    (via mudwerks)

  15. fuckyeahmobydick:

    The Whaling Naturalist via BibliOdyssey