Saber and scabbard of Captain William Lewellyn Clay Hickman who served with the US Army’s 2nd Regiment of Riflemen during the War of 1812. [6004×1664]

Saber and scabbard of Captain William Lewellyn Clay Hickman who served with the US Army’s 2nd Regiment of Riflemen during the War of 1812. [6004×1664]

Votive Plaque of King Tanyidamani of the Kingdom of Kush (today Sudan), 100 BCE (Meroitic Period). This side shows the the lion-headed war and fertility god Apedemak holding a bundle of sorghum and a sceptre. The inscriptions are in Meroitic script and name the king and the god [784 × 1,533 pixels].

Votive Plaque of King Tanyidamani of the Kingdom of Kush (today Sudan), 100 BCE (Meroitic Period). This side shows the the lion-headed war and fertility god Apedemak holding a bundle of sorghum and a sceptre. The inscriptions are in Meroitic… Continue Reading

The boilers of the Civil War era sidewheel gunboat USS Wateree north of Arica, Chile. The warship was beached 430 yards inland by tsunamis after the 1868 Arica earthquake and the boilers are all that remain of it today. [2048×1536]

The boilers of the Civil War era sidewheel gunboat USS Wateree north of Arica, Chile. The warship was beached 430 yards inland by tsunamis after the 1868 Arica earthquake and the boilers are all that remain of it today. [2048×1536]

First Division insignia shoulder patch belonging to LTC James L. Collins, of the 7th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Later, in 1969, it would orbit the moon. His son, Michael Collins, had brought it with him. [660×767]

First Division insignia shoulder patch belonging to LTC James L. Collins, of the 7th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Later, in 1969, it would orbit the moon. His son, Michael Collins,… Continue Reading

Last night, a 97-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran approached our jam and requested a few western swing songs from his youth. He said that as his ship was leaving the port for war, they heard San Antonio Rose fading into the distance. Needless to say, we played the song and gave it our all.

Last night, a 97-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran approached our jam and requested a few western swing songs from his youth. He said that as his ship was leaving the port for war, they heard San Antonio Rose fading into the… Continue Reading

Assyrian war campaign, 8th c BCE. In the bottom soldiers carrying captured gods back to Assyria as a proof of their inferiority to Ashur power.[3926×3928]

Assyrian war campaign, 8th c BCE. In the bottom soldiers carrying captured gods back to Assyria as a proof of their inferiority to Ashur power.[3926×3928]

North West Saudi Arabia. This is an abandoned WWII era seaplane known as a Catalina. It was retrofitted as a flying yacht after the war by a wealthy American who wanted to fly around the world in it. The incredible story of its demise is in the comments. [OC]

North West Saudi Arabia. This is an abandoned WWII era seaplane known as a Catalina. It was retrofitted as a flying yacht after the war by a wealthy American who wanted to fly around the world in it. The incredible… Continue Reading

Minehunters HMS QUORN (M41) and HMS ATHERSTONE (M38) at the Minor War Vessels Centre of Specialisation, Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, 2016 / shed previously used to construct larger segments of carriers QUEEN ELIZABETH and PRINCE OF WALES. [1200×857]

Minehunters HMS QUORN (M41) and HMS ATHERSTONE (M38) at the Minor War Vessels Centre of Specialisation, Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, 2016 / shed previously used to construct larger segments of carriers QUEEN ELIZABETH and PRINCE OF WALES. [1200×857]

Piece of metal from a plane of French World War 1 flying ace Adolphe Pégoud gifted to Charles Lindbergh. Possibly from the plane that Pégoud was flying when he shot down and killed on August 31, 1915. [4622×2845]

Piece of metal from a plane of French World War 1 flying ace Adolphe Pégoud gifted to Charles Lindbergh. Possibly from the plane that Pégoud was flying when he shot down and killed on August 31, 1915. [4622×2845]

A few years ago my friend from reddit /u/Proteon sent me a great artifact today I wanted to present it to you are headphones from the Second World War – USS AIR FORCE [3024×4032]

A few years ago my friend from reddit /u/Proteon sent me a great artifact today I wanted to present it to you are headphones from the Second World War – USS AIR FORCE [3024×4032]