Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Speed in 1950



I did warn you that we were in for a bit of a vintage graphics binge: which is really because I know what I've been acquiring recently, including these great images by Kenneth M Sibley from c.1950 that were published in The Wonder Book of Speed, a book free entirely from all modern considerations of things such as the avoidance of hubris, environmental concern, and any limitations on the notion of 'progress' at all.


1 comment:

Mike said...

Never heard of the "Brabazon" before. It sounds more like one of those mixed-up motorbikes such as Triton XD. Still I suppose the days of propellor airliners swiftly came to an end around then, especially for "flagship" long distance trips.

 
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