An eclectic mix of book collecting and dealing, gay life, gay sex, science fiction and victorian photographs
Friday, April 08, 2011
Kalakala - Deco Boat
This is Kalakala. The first streamlined ferry boat is how she was billed. Currently she's in a parlous state and in need of restoration but these postcards show her in her Deco heyday. Deco isn't my taste really but these just looked so great - and then R came up with the Youtube clip below.
I am a bookcollector, bookdealer, publisher and writer living in Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK.
This blog is my personal space for the recording of my numerous interests including science-fiction, victorian and vintage photography, gay literature, book design, typography, homoerotic artwork, the Amazon river, the books of Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), Forrest Reid, sundry gay Victorian and Edwardian characters, Slash Fiction, Samuel R Delany, Vintage swimwear, Willard Price, Venice, and so on...
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