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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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Winter Solstice

VAV!/December 21, 2014/By Fin Fab Finella The first day of  the winter season, also known as the Winter Solstice, arrives today at 23:03 UTC (5:03 p.m. CST) . In the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year, while in the Southern Hemisphere, December solstice has its longest day and shortest night.  The solstice is an astronomical event, caused by Earth's tilt on its axis, and its motion in orbit around the sun.

 

Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry

Pictured above:  Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in A still from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). One of the 25 films added by the Librarian of Congress to the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and worthy of preservation./Contributed by Screen Grab from LOC Facebook. VAV!/December 17, 2014 Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry "Saving Private Ryan," "Luxo Jr." and "Rosemary's Baby" Among Film Additions The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time. "The National Film Registry showcases the extraordinary diversity of America's film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant," said Billington. "By preserving these films, we protect a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history."

 

Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry

Pictured above:  Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in A still from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). One of the 25 films added by the Librarian of Congress to the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and worthy of preservation./Contributed by Screen Grab from LOC Facebook. VAV!/December 17, 2014 Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry "Saving Private Ryan," "Luxo Jr." and "Rosemary's Baby" Among Film Additions The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time. "The National Film Registry showcases the extraordinary diversity of America's film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant," said Billington. "By preserving these films, we protect a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history."

 

Charting a New Course on Cuba

  Pictured above: President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Cuba and the release of American Alan Gross, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Dec. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) VAV!/December 17, 2014/The White House/Office of the Press Secretary President Obama today, announced historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba, and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.

 

Food Day Celebrations

VAV!/December 14, 2014 There's always something to celebrate because there's a food holiday every day of the year. In other words..."We are standing at the precipice of glorious food or drink celebrations daily!"  Not all food holidays have political, cultural or religious beginnings either. Nor, do local, state or federal offices close in honor of them... although, that is a nice thought.  The below food holidays include days, listed among the meaningful, that have been drummed up by people who are passionate about their favorite foods or who just plain want to sell their food products. Get ready for your ears to ring and your stomach to quivver in anticipation...   January January 2 -National Buffet week/National Creampuff DayJanuary 3 -National Chocolate Covered Cherry DayJanuary 19 -National Popcorn DayJanuary 20 -Cheese DayJanuary 23 -National Pie DayJanuary 24 -National Peanut Butter DayJanuary 27 -National Chocolate Cake Day

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