“Apollo 10 command module, call sign ‘Charlie Brown’, by North American Rockwell Corporation, Downey, Los Angeles county, California, United States, American, 1969. Apollo 10, carrying astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan, was launched in May 1969 on a lunar orbital mission as the dress rehearsal for the actual Apollo 11 landing. Stafford and Cernan descended in the Lunar Module to within 14 kilometres of the surface of the Moon, the closest approach until Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin in Apollo 11 landed on the surface two months later.
The command module was the only part of the Apollo spacecraft to return to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean where the spacecraft and astronauts were recovered by helicopter and aircraft carrier.” – Image description.
Dogs are human’s best friends, now and in the vintage years! You can already find plenty of classic cuties on here, but I wanted to start compiling some. Unless the photo has a special background or theme, the ivintage dogs will be compiled in this post for now on!
Some might ask why there is a photo of a diver enjoying a pickle in front of a fire engine. Just embrace it.
“High diver Beatrice Kyle, standing by the wheel of fire engine, in high driving outfit, holding a pickle, between acts at the Society Circus at Fort Myer, Virginia; for the benefit of the Army Relief Fund; Apr. 25, 1924.”
This is an early 20th century New Years picture depicting the God of Wealth riding on a tiger. The Artist is unknown.
“In Chinese folklore, a deity almost always rides an exotic animal instead of a horse. The mount for Zhao Gongming, the God of Wealth, is a tiger. He holds a gold ingot, a symbol of wealth, in his left hand and a gnarled cudgel—his signature weapon—in his right hand. Traveling between heaven and earth, he brings good fortune to those who worship him.” – Image Description
These adorable images were taken between 1900 to 1950. All the cuteness was photographed by Sam Hood (1872-1953), whom enjoyed maritime related things. Vintage dogs and cats mostly – with bonus kangaroo and monkey!
In folklore, Will-o’-the-wisp are atmospheric ghost lights often seen near bogs or swamps. Nymphs can mean a lot of different things, but most mythologies depict them as women nature deities. This painting depicting both fictional entities is by Georg Janny.
Besides for the Nymphs and Will-o’-the-Wisp – I notice a rather creepy tree monster!
This photo was taken some time between 1910 and 1925. The creator is unknown. Who would had known a flower x-ray could be so lovely.
“After X-rays were discovered in 1895, they soon came to be applied in photography. X-radiographs made visible what was concealed to the human eye. They served primarily useful purposes, such as revealing fractures. This photograph, however, was probably taken simply for its sheer beauty. The petals hardly absorbed the X-rays, which is why they look so transparent and ethereal in the photograph.” – Image description.
Makes me wonder how many other flower x-rays are out there! Might have to do a bit of digging for more.