SCImages Vintage Images of Days Past

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  • A family on holiday in France circa 1900
  • Children in gas mask practice
  • Family holiday in UK railway camping coach 1956
  • Melrose Tea delivery van
  • Moving Day 1920's
  • Woodstock love in 1969
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Vintage photographs that I come across increasingly impress me! In an age of digital photography and videography, it is amazing just how many great, enticing, unusual, erotic and exotic photographs exist from yesteryear. I have decided to explore this more thoroughly and I am going to include many of these vintage pictures in the blog articles of this website.

Happy St Georges Day!

HAPPY ST GEORGES DAY!

Saint George's Day, also known as the Feast of Saint George, is the feast day of Saint George as celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint including England, and regions of Portugal and Spain (Catalonia and Aragon).

Saint George's Day is celebrated on 23 April, the traditionally accepted date of the saint's death in the Diocletianic Persecution of AD 303.

 

 

 

Of All The Darned Luck!

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Aeroplane In Tree

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Simply entitled "The only tree for miles", this would be a somewhat humourous photograph from the First World War era, if it did not depict the deadly consequences of the time! The crumpled German biplane is evidence of it being shot down and not able to make a safe landing in the field, because of the solitary tree in it's path. The fate of the pilot is unknown but from the flimsy construction of the aircraft it certainly wasn't a good cahnce of survival.

Sex, Drugs without the Rock n Roll!

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La Morphine

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The above photos are of the book cover of La Morphine. Vices et passions des morphinomanes by Victorien du Saussay, and one of it's illustrations designed by Manuel Orazi. The book includes 22 illustrations by the same artist.

La Morphine, Vices et passions des morphinomanes was published in 1906 by Albert Mericant, and is described by Barbara Hodgson as “a stark novel of addiction, failed cures, incest, indecent exposure and adultery” Hodgson covered this era in her book In the Arms of Morpheus: The Tragic History of Laudanum, Morphine, and Patent Medicines (2001).

Women At War!

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Women workers at Birmingham Small Arms Company factory in 1917

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It's been a while since the last posting due to personal reasons, but I will start off again with a very interesting vintage photograph from 1917, showing women doing heavy machining work at the Birmingham Small Arms (better known as BSA) factory. During WWI (1914-1918), large numbers of women were recruited into jobs vacated by men who had gone to fight in the war.

New jobs were also created as part of the war effort, for example in munitions factories.  The high demand for weapons resulted in the munitions factories becoming the largest single employer of women during 1918. Between 1914 and 1918, an estimated two million women replaced men in employment, resulting in an increase in the proportion of women in total employment from 24 per cent in July 1914 to 37 per cent by November 1918.