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Posts tagged “1929.

“Spectators watching a Wall of Death performance featuring a lion in a sidecar”, Revere Beach, MA; ca. 1929

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Mr. “Fearless” Egbert taking his five year-old lion for a ride on the Wall of Death at Mitcham fair.

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The German Schienenzeppelin (means Rail Zeppelin), the prop-driven V12 locomotive, developed by Franz Kruckenberg in 1929

This is the sort of thing that makes one miss the times where design did not have to be practical or optimized. This is some crazy stuff, and beautiful!

This is the sort of thing that makes one miss the times where design did not have to be practical or optimized. This is some crazy stuff, and beautiful!

“The Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembled a zeppelin airship in appearance. It was designed and developed by the German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1929. Propulsion was by means of a propeller located at the rear, it accelerated the railcar to 230.2 km/h (143.0 mph) setting the land speed record for a petrol powered rail vehicle. Only a single example was ever built, which due to safety concerns remained out of service and was finally dismantled in 1939.”

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The Life And Times Of The MGM Lion.

One glorious hair toss of that mane and you've got yourself a L'Oréal advert.

One glorious hair toss of that mane and you’ve got yourself a L’Oréal advert.

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