Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving! Vintage Everyday posted this color film of the 1940 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, featuring the first appearance of Superman in the parade. We here at the SSS wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.
I'll be taking my usual post-Thanksgiving break, but I'll be back in December.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The National World War II Museum is completing the restoration of PT-305, a Higgins built Patrol Torpedo Boat, and one of the final touches is a new coat of paint. Contrary to movie portrayals, however, most naval vessels during WWII were not painted flat gray. Instead, ships carried a variety of camouflage colors and patterns to help conceal their size, speed and course. For PT-305, the pattern was "Measure 32 modified."
“Measure 32 modified” was an experimental pattern intended specifically for making torpedo attacks. The “Thayer blue” on the forward part of the hull made the vessel more difficult to see from a distance at night when approaching a target head-on during the initial stages of a torpedo attack. The color transitions to a “deck blue” on the aft part of the boat to aid in the retreat from a torpedo attack.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
This Friday before Thanksgiving, we once again invite the great Tex Avery to tell the story of a simple Pilgrim looking for that first Thanksgiving Day meal, and throw in a pack of World War II era jokes to boot. From the Internet Archive, the 1945 animated short, Jerky Turkey.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Vintage Everyday posted a set of photos featuring what it called the "Top 10 Most Beautiful Cars of the 1930s." I cannot disagree with most of their choices, including the 1935 Delahaye above. I've seen one of these cars up close, and it is a rolling work of art. I am a little surprised, however, that the Cord 810/812 did not make the list.