An Exceptional piece!
Willy Sluiter has been one of the best draughtsman in the Netherlands in the early 20th century. His drawings and paintings are allways very artisticly executed and mostly hilariously funny in meaning.
His art makes you smile!
Willy Sluiter (1873-1949)
Signed and dated ‘98
Oil on canvas
46.5 x 27 cm
Exhibited: Dordrechts Museum, Willy Sluiter; gentleman-artist, 26 June-17 October 1999.
Do you have a new year's resolution? Throughout January, we're posting images from our Library's collections that depict some of the most popular resolutions people make.
Today's is: LOOK AFTER YOUR BODY.
Have you made a broader attempt to live healthily this year? What steps are you taking to care for your mortal vessel?
First introduced, as the name suggests, in 1937 the M1937 would become on the Italians best machine-gun of World War II. It introduced the 8x59 mm Breda round which was far superior to the previous 6.5mm rounds used in earlier weapons. However the weapon was certainly an odd one, for it operated using metal strips to hold its ammunition (containing 20 rounds) which would have the cartridge re-inserted into the strip upon being fired. When entering the weapon each cartridge would be lubricated with oil, which tended to clog up the gun with accumulated dirt and grime. This apparently wasn't too big of a problem as it is noted as being a fairly reliable weapon (at least in comparison to other large Italian machine guns). A tank model, the M38, was also made for tanks, though some were modified for infantry use, that used a box magazine on top. This is strange, as it would have made more sense to use the M38 for infantry use and the M37 for tank use given the advantages and disadvantages of each system.
#Repost from @cheshirecat4036. Roberta Lincoln's first day on the job, having yet to discover that her boss is a human agent sent by an advanced alien civilization to protect Earth from among other threats the nuclear arms race of the Cold War 1960s.
Haystack, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky - 1909 - RGB color image composed from 3 black and white negatives.
Playing around with reconstructing color by computer using black and white negatives taken from the fantastic collection of early color photography from the beginning of the 20th century by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, documenting what would become the last decades of the Russian Empire. The collection of negatives is freely available at the library of congress.