Friday, September 19, 2014

peashooter85:

The Colt Woodsman,

One of the most popular and long lasting semi automatic .22 plinking pistols, the Colt Woodsmen was manufactured 1915 - 1977.  A design of the legendary John Moses Browning, the Colt Woodsmen became a standard in semi-automatic peashooting pistols for generations.  Accurate and reliable, they were still inexpensive for the common man to buy and sold at hardware stores and corner shops.  Perhaps the Woodsmen’s most enthusiastic and popular owner was writer Ernest Hemingway, who wrote,

The rifle and the pistol are still the equalizer when one man is more of a man than another, and if…he is really smart…he will get a permit to carry one and then drop around to Abercrombie and Fitch and buy himself a .22 caliber Colt automatic pistol, Woodsman model, with a five-inch barrel and a box of shells. I advise him to get lubricated hollow points to avoid jams and to ensure a nice expansion on the bullet. He might even get several boxes and practice a little… (emphasis added)”

Now standing in one corner of a boxing ring with a .22 caliber Colt automatic pistol, shooting a bullet weighing only 40 grains and with a striking energy of 51 foot pounds at 25 feet from the muzzle, I will guarantee to kill either [boxer] Gene [Tunney] or Joe Louis before they get to me from the opposite corner. This is the smallest caliber pistol cartridge made; but it is also one of the most accurate and easy to hit with, since the pistol has no recoil. I have killed many horses with it, cripples and bear baits, with a single shot, and what will kill a horse will kill a man. I have hit six dueling silhouettes in the head with it at regulation distance in five seconds. It was this type of pistol that Millen boys’ colleague, Abe Faber, did all his killings with. Yet this same pistol bullet fired at point blank range will not dent a grizzly’s skull, and to shoot a grizzly with a .22 caliber pistol would simply be one way of committing suicide.”

Over the decades three major models were produced, as well as special match target models.  Production ended in 1977.

An extremely beautiful arrangement of minerals. 

mineralists:

Both of our jaws dropped when we saw this… look how stunning it is!!

Gorgeous plate of Beryl var. Aquamarine crystals with bi-color Fluorite on Muscovite
Nagar, Pakistan

I really really like this house built around a classic trailer. 

(Source: aegaeo)

terracycle:

Use paper rolls to make your own jewelry holder! You can put all your jewelry on display instead of putting it inside a jewelry box 

terracycle:

Use paper rolls to make your own jewelry holder! You can put all your jewelry on display instead of putting it inside a jewelry box 

cmog:

Goblet, possibly Bohemia, possibly Germany, probably 1800-1956. Gift of Carlebach Gallery. 56.3.29. (via Goblet | Corning Museum of Glass)

cmog:

Goblet, possibly Bohemia, possibly Germany, probably 1800-1956. Gift of Carlebach Gallery. 56.3.29. (via Goblet | Corning Museum of Glass)

steampunktendencies:

Rich Room,” of the Schlössli (Little Castle), a manor house built in 1682 for Johann Gaudenz von Capol (1641–1723)

steampunktendencies:

Rich Room,” of the Schlössli (Little Castle), a manor house built in 1682 for Johann Gaudenz von Capol (1641–1723)

kvetchlandia:

Edward Sheriff Curtis     Performing the Sun Dance, Crow     1908

kvetchlandia:

Edward Sheriff Curtis     Performing the Sun Dance, Crow     1908

wiible:


Hungarian locomotive builders started their experiments with aerodynamic designs before WWI, creating several engines with pointed front part, slightly resembling French “Windcutters”.
http://www.dieselpunks.org/profiles/blog/list?tag=rail&page=3

wiible:

Hungarian locomotive builders started their experiments with aerodynamic designs before WWI, creating several engines with pointed front part, slightly resembling French “Windcutters”.

http://www.dieselpunks.org/profiles/blog/list?tag=rail&page=3

A vertical drawer, what a clever idea 

sweetestesthome:

Got 6” of space? Create a sliding pantry!Click to check a cool blog!
Source for the post: Click

A vertical drawer, what a clever idea 

sweetestesthome:

Got 6” of space? Create a sliding pantry!

Click to check a cool blog!

Source for the post: Click

carsandetc:

'34 Ford

carsandetc:

'34 Ford

Thursday, September 18, 2014
thecivilwarparlor:

Confederate Immigrants To Brazil - Mr. Joseph Whitaker and Mrs. Isabel Norris
The Confederados is a cultural sub-group in the nation of Brazil. They are the descendants of people who fled from the Confederate States of America to Brazil with their families after the American Civil War. Santa Barbara do Óeste and Americana Santa Barbara, Vila Americana, New Texas and other towns in the State of São Paulo were heavily populated by Confederate soldiers.
At the end of the American Civil War, the Emperor Dom Pedro II of Brazil was interested in having cotton crops due to the high prices and, through Freemasonry contacts, recruited experienced cotton farmers for his nation. Dom Pedro offered the potential immigrants subsidies and tax breaks. General  Robert E. Lee advised Southerners not to flee to South America but many ignored his advice and set out to establish a new life away from the destruction of war. Many Southerners who took the Emperor’s offer had lost their land during the war, were unwilling to live under a conquering army, or simply did not expect an improvement in the South’s economic position. Although a number of historians say that the existence of slavery was an appeal, Alcides Gussi, an independent researcher of State University of Campinas, found that only four families owned a total of 66 slaves from 1868 to 1875. The Confederates were the first organized Protestant group to settle in Brazil
The first original Confederado known to arrive was the senator William H. Norris of  Alabama—the colony at Santa Barbara d’ Oeste is sometimes called the Norris Colony. Dom Pedro’s program was judged a success for both the Immigrants and the Brazilian government. The settlers brought with them modern agricultural techniques and new crops such as watermelon, and pecans that soon spread among the native Brazilian farmers. Some foods of the American South also crossed over and became part of general Brazilian culture such as chess pie, vinegar pie, and southern fried chicken. The original Confederados continued many elements of American culture  and established the first  Baptist churches in Brazil. They also established public schools and provided education to their female children, which was unusual in Brazil at the time.
Harter, Eugene C. (2000). The Lost Colony of the Confederacy. Texas A & M University Press.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans_in_Brazil

 

thecivilwarparlor:

Confederate Immigrants To Brazil - Mr. Joseph Whitaker and Mrs. Isabel Norris

The Confederados is a cultural sub-group in the nation of Brazil. They are the descendants of people who fled from the Confederate States of America to Brazil with their families after the American Civil War. Santa Barbara do Óeste and Americana Santa Barbara, Vila Americana, New Texas and other towns in the State of São Paulo were heavily populated by Confederate soldiers.

At the end of the American Civil War, the Emperor Dom Pedro II of Brazil was interested in having cotton crops due to the high prices and, through Freemasonry contacts, recruited experienced cotton farmers for his nation. Dom Pedro offered the potential immigrants subsidies and tax breaks. General  Robert E. Lee advised Southerners not to flee to South America but many ignored his advice and set out to establish a new life away from the destruction of war. Many Southerners who took the Emperor’s offer had lost their land during the war, were unwilling to live under a conquering army, or simply did not expect an improvement in the South’s economic position. Although a number of historians say that the existence of slavery was an appeal, Alcides Gussi, an independent researcher of State University of Campinas, found that only four families owned a total of 66 slaves from 1868 to 1875. The Confederates were the first organized Protestant group to settle in Brazil

The first original Confederado known to arrive was the senator William H. Norris of  Alabama—the colony at Santa Barbara d’ Oeste is sometimes called the Norris Colony. Dom Pedro’s program was judged a success for both the Immigrants and the Brazilian government. The settlers brought with them modern agricultural techniques and new crops such as watermelon, and pecans that soon spread among the native Brazilian farmers. Some foods of the American South also crossed over and became part of general Brazilian culture such as chess pie, vinegar pie, and southern fried chicken. The original Confederados continued many elements of American culture  and established the first  Baptist churches in Brazil. They also established public schools and provided education to their female children, which was unusual in Brazil at the time.

Harter, Eugene C. (2000). The Lost Colony of the Confederacy. Texas A & M University Press.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans_in_Brazil

 

carsandetc:

A year after this 1911 Cadillac Model 30 was built, the same model would be the first ever to offer an electric starter

carsandetc:

A year after this 1911 Cadillac Model 30 was built, the same model would be the first ever to offer an electric starter

ebony-yes-yeah:

Bamboo is a wonderful plant. They are also a favorite of mine 

flora-file:

Bamboo Giant Nursery (by flora-file)