Alchemical and Rosicrucian Compendium (Selected Pages). Mellon MS 110. 1760.
Gene Tierney in “The Egyptian” (1954)
Alaskan Bill Guernsey built this amazing rocket-shaped camper van over the course of two years during recovery time from a plane crash.
Photos via Alaska Dispatch News
Angie Dickinson / production still from John Boorman’s Point Blank (1967)
Atomic-Powered Bomber, 1956: This is an artist’s conception of an atom-powered bomber capable of carrying its own fighter escort. Called “Project Opossum,” the bomber would carry six fighters at sub-sonic speeds, cutting them loose and shifting into high in case of attack. (via Corbis)
Vintage Pulp Art Illustrations
Photos from, “The Essence of Mauritius” by ManLi Que:
Most people who’ve never been to Mauritius think of it as a paradise island with fabulous beaches made of soft silky sand, turquoise clear sea water, magnificent mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, exotic fauna and flora… I’m not saying it’s not the case, it is very true; but many don’t get to see enough of the other aspects of the island, like the local people and their day-to-day life, the country’s ethnic and cultural diversity, the interesting customs and traditions, rural and urban landscapes and architecture marked by its history, etc.
With this album, my intention is to document all the elements of the island, including those that are not always showcased on the postcards, and to show you the authentic richness and beauty of the island. I hope to wander around in many different places, from the popular areas to the little corners, if I have enough courage to, camera in hand and curiosity in my eyes, and attempt to capture the real essence of this island, even if essence is probably subjective… Very often, I would capture a moment in time of the reality that is around us in our every-day life. Capturing life as it happens, in a natural environment, whereby there is no bias and no ulterior motive behind the image, is what I think expresses the true essence.
Diana Rigg as the face of LUX soap