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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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Vintage Finds - Ephemera

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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Vintage Finds - Ephemera

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 )

Vintage Finds - Ephemera

Christmas Yesterdays

Christmas Yesterdays

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

Vintage Finds - Ephemera

Christmas Time Is Here

Christmas Time Is Here

Pictured Above:  For The Birds/LOC

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Musical Autographs Radio Program

  VAV!/November 18, 2014/Contributed by Dennis Nyhagen Guy Lombardo and his brothers were arguably the most successful big band of The Golden Age of Radio. Along with his Royal Canadians, Lombardo built a band music franchise that had become a multi-million dollar enterprise by the World War II years. For almost half a century, Guy Lombardo's performances of Auld Lang Syne had become an American tradition in bringing in New Years Eve across the country. Indeed, well after his passing in 1977, Lombardo's rendition of Auld Lang Syne is the first song played during every Times Square celebration of New Years Eve.

 

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014

... LET'S HAVE A PARADE™ THE 88TH ANNUAL MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE® MARKS THE START OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE NATION'S MOST BELOVED SPECTACLE, FEATURING GIANT HELIUM BALLOONS, FLOATS OF WONDER, PULSE POUNDING MARCHING BANDS, ROLLICKING PERFORMANCE GROUPS, CELEBRITY APPEARANCES AND THE ONE-AND-ONLY SANTA CLAUS VAV!/November 15, 2014 New York City, NY As the nation gathers to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends, the biggest spectacle of the holiday season returns to entertain millions, as the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® hits the streets of New York City. On Thursday, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m., more than 8,000 participants, some donning clown costumes, handling balloon giants or striking up the band, will set down the streets of Manhattan at the sound of the time honored catchphrase Let's Have a Parade™. With a live audience, more than 3.5 million strong and a nationwide television gathering of more than 50 million viewers, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation's most beloved holiday pageant.

 

Pot legal at the White House?

VAV!/November 13, 2014/Contributed by Will Roberts FYI... DC pass the marijuana law by 35 points. it's now officially legal to smoke weed in Washington DC!

 

First Peacetime Military Draft Signed Into Law - Selective Training and Service Act Of 1940

Pictured above: President Roosevelt, left, looks on as Secretary of War Stimson draws the first capsules in the National Lottery for selective service registrants in October 1940. (DA photograph) VAV!/November 13, 2014 On September 16, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 which created the country's first peacetime draft in history and formally established the Selective Service System as an independent Federal agency.  Throughout the following six weeks after the signing, men across the nation were obligated to register to receive draft numbers.  On October 29, 1940, before a crowed of over 1,000 onlookers, gathered in the Interdepartment Auditorium located on Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC. , President Roosevelt, along with Cabinet officers, and Members of Congress drew the first draft number.

 

Electrolux

Pictured above: LUXOMATIC/Courtesy of Elektrolux VAV!/November 9, 2014 Having started out with the sale of a single vacuum cleaner, after 90 years of innovations and acquisitions, Electrolux is now a global leader in home and professional appliances! Electrolux designed the first ever vacuum cleaner with metal runners and launched the world's first countertop dishwasher. Here you can follow other notable years in the company's design history. Here's the Electrolux timeline:

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