Whether it was from our childhood or present day "Honey Do's" we all have or have had that one chore that we really hated. The one from my childhood was vacuuming, especially when you had to lug that heavy vacuum cleaner all over the house. There was also its cord that was almost stationary --...
There's already a militaria thread so I thought it would be neat to start a police gear thread to show off your vintage police uniforms, headgear, weapons, badges or vehicles.
Russian Police Badge
This example was worn by the GAI (Gosudarstvennaya Avtomobil'naya Inspektsiya)...
For some odd reason I got logged out of FL on my computer and it's simply not recognizing my password when I try to log in. The only reason that I'm still able to post this is because I'm still logged in on my phone. Anyone else having this same problem?
As we have the long-running favorite aircraft thread I thought I'd start one in a similar vein on favorite military vehicles.
Some of my favorites:
T-35 Heavy Tank, aka the "Land Battleship".
M4A3E8 Sherman Variant
M26 "Dragon Wagon" 40-ton Tank Transporter
The Army recently unveiled prototypes for a possible new service uniform modeled after the WWII "pinks and greens."
The Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus, probably the oldest and most famous circus in the United States will be closing after 146 years. This iconic piece of Americana will be striking their tent for the last time, at least figuratively speaking, when they give their final performance on...
Is there a specific year in the Golden Era that you have chosen to be your year? Perhaps it's because of a particular historic event or maybe you completely live the vintage lifestyle and that is the year you've chosen to "live in."
For me 1936 simply arrived through a number of...
The British supermarket chain Sainsbury's produced this touching Christmas advert for 2014 based on the 1914 Christmas Truce. I thought about posting it in the "Favorite Commercials" thread but felt that it deserved its own thread.
Sorry, I got to vent but this is bugging the hell out of me. While I realize that Media Mail takes a little longer, between 5-10 days, in the past most things that I've either shipped or received through Media Mail was delivered well within the 5 day window. I've noticed recently that it seems...
On this day fifty years ago millions were glued to their TVs and radios as the horrific news reached the entire world that President John F. Kennedy was felled by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas. The following are some of the actual news broadcasts.
NBC (Part 1)...
I'm in the process of fixing up my house. It's an ugly suburban cookie cutter built in 1971 but I would like to give it a nice vintage/Golden Era flavor if it all possible. Though it isn't 100% yet, here's the living room of which I've had some work done. Any suggestions?
I came upon this rather interesting recording. I have no idea about its origin or who it's by even though it sounds a bit like Richard Himber and his Orchestra.
On the NBC each night
You'll hear three tones ring out
They have a special meaning
So here's what it's all about
I love you
An open-air museum in South El Monte, CA with a huge collection of military vehicles. I was there today and took these pics.
M-901 "Hammerhead" ITV (Improved TOW Anti-Tank Vehicle)
M7 "Priest" Howitzer Motor Carriage (105mm howitzer)
M42 "Duster" 40mm Anti Aircraft Vehicle...