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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.
I am a bookcollector, bookdealer, publisher and writer living in Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK.
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