Tag Archives: Aviation

1939: Before the Parachute Opens

Tullio Crali: Before the Parachute Opens (1939)

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1910: Dirigible

Léon Spilliaert: Dirigible in a Hangar (1910)

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1941: Merry Christmas to All Loyal Comrades of the Victorious Soviet!

I couldn’t pass up this Christmas figurine of Santa Claus piloting a WWII-era Soviet Polikarpov I-16, complete with red star markings on the vertical stabilizer. Santa crashes while delivering presents in Siberia. (Actually a Polikarpov I-16 after an emergency landing … Continue reading

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1437: Freeing the Poor

Sassetta: The Blessed Ranieri Frees the Poor from a Prison in Florence (1437-44) This painting—now in the Louvre—was once part of an elaborate altarpiece in the Church of S. Francesco in Sansepolcro, Tuscany. The altarpiece contained 60 images and was … Continue reading

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1920: Bombers over New York

Army Air Forces photo of Martin Bombers Flying over New York City; the photo is undated, but the biplane silhouettes suggest a date in the 1920’s. (source)

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1908: Dream of New York

Harry M. Pettit: Illustration for Moses King’s guidebook Views of New York (1908)

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1984: Action Painting

Mark Tansey: Action Painting II (1984)

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1990: Dictionary

Donald Lipski: U-90-45 (1990)

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1960: Low-Speed Flight

Federico Fellini, director: La Dolce Vita (1960)

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1784: Aranjuez

Antonio Carnicero: Ascent of a Montgolfier Balloon in Aranjuez (1784)

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