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Cutaway Drawings Or Cross-Section Illustrations

Cutaway Drawings Or Cross-Section Illustrations

Pictured above: Docked Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft/Crews met in space for the first time April, 1975/Davis Meltzer/NASA

VAV!/October 16, 2013

Intricate and more than riveting, brilliant, sensational, and mind boggling...the cutaway drawing, also known as a cutaway diagram or cross-section.

The cutaway is a drawing, illustration, graphic, diagram,  or technical rendering featuring a three-dimensional model and its internal features. The spectacular illustrations, both artistically clean and sharp, reveal the hidden and inner workings of virtually anything that moves or is imagined. 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 November 2013 22:55 )

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Beach Boys Memorabilia News

Beach Boys Memorabilia News

Pictured above:  The Beach Boys on the Ed Sullivan Show/1967

VAV!/May 8, 2013

A huge compilation of the legendary California Beach Boys memorabilia is on the auction b...

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 May 2013 13:30 )

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USPS Stamp Honors Johnny Cash In Music Icon Series

USPS Stamp Honors Johnny Cash In Music Icon Series

VAV!/January 29, 2013

The United States Postal Service  (USPS) has just revealed the second stamp in the new Music Icons series honoring Johnny Cash that will be released...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 June 2014 12:53 )

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Pictured above New Year Celebration, 1940/LOC

VAV!/December 31, 2012

Happy New Year's from Vintage Allies, cast and crew!

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 January 2013 07:39 )

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Christmas Yesterdays

Christmas Yesterdays

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 December 2012 14:29 )

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Librarian of Congress Names Billy Joel Next Recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

VAV!/July 23, 2014 "A Storyteller of the Highest Order" Will Receive Gershwin Prize in November  Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced that Billy Joel is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. {play}images/audio/BillyJoel (2).mp3{/play} Billy Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. His piano-fueled narratives take listeners into the relatable and deeply personal moments of life, mirroring his own goal of writing songs that "meant something during the time in which I lived ... and transcended that time." "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," "The Entertainer," "Piano Man," "Big Shot," "New York State of Mind," "You May Be Right," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," "Allentown," "Uptown Girl" and "The Downeaster 'Alexa'" are among many other classics in a rich and deep catalog of songs that have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people.

 

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

VAV!/July 23, 2014 The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honors living musical artists whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin, by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations. In making the selection for the prize, the Librarian of Congress consulted leading members of the music and entertainment communities, as well as curators from the Library's Music Division, its American Folklife Center and its Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. The Gershwin name is used in connection with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song courtesy of the families of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. GERSHWIN® is a registered trademark of Gershwin Enterprises.

 

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

VAV!/July 23, 2014 The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honors living musical artists whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin, by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations. In making the selection for the prize, the Librarian of Congress consulted leading members of the music and entertainment communities, as well as curators from the Library's Music Division, its American Folklife Center and its Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. The Gershwin name is used in connection with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song courtesy of the families of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. GERSHWIN® is a registered trademark of Gershwin Enterprises.

 

Comic-Con International

Pictured above: Comic-Con, the Comic-Con logo, and the WonderCon logo are registered trademarks of San Diego Comic Convention VAV!/July 23, 2014/San Diego Comic-Con International: San Diego returns to the San Diego Convention Center beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27.  2014 marks the 45th year for the show, making it the country's longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.

 

Samuel F. B. Morse's First Telegram

Pictured above: First paper strip containing the telegraphic characters or Morse code/May 24, 1844/LOC VAV!/July 19, 2014 On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from the chamber of the Supreme Court, then in the US Capitol, Washington, D.C., to his assistant Albert Vail at the Mount Clair depot in Baltimore. Morse allowed Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend, to choose the words of the message, and she selected a verse from Numbers XXIII, 23: "What hath God wrought?"

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