1933 Hot Rod Powered by 510-inch big-block Ford

Think there weren’t hot rodders around in the late 1800s? Just check out those horse-drawn carriages: big ’n’ little wheels, pinstriped panels, lacquer paint, and leather upholstery are all design characteristics that could be found back in the day. (Did you know Studebaker started out by making covered wagons back in 1852?) And of course by the late 1800s several companies had figured out they could add a steam engine to their carriage, which would lay the groundwork for what would eventually become the automobile.

Steam power was all the rage before the turn of the last century, but what would today’s hot rodders have built if they were around back then? That concept is what makes the basis for an art movement popular today called Steampunk. Incorporating aspects of industrial machinery and steam-powered devices (think: springs, gears, levers, gauges with arrows, riveted steel or aluminum, relief valves, and a fair share of bumps and bulges), the Steampunk of today is about as far away as you can get from the look of those smoothy hot rods that were the fad back in the late 1900s. (Read the original article)

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Type 89 Kai 2 Particle Beam

Manufactured by Rokuoh-Sha’s occult investigation hardware branch between 1933 and 1944 to match the advances of the Thule-Gesellschaft in paranormal defense prior to World War 2.
35mm 120MeV hydrogen ions beam.

People don’t often think about the underworld front of WW2.

It got bigger. Welcome to Timepunk/PunkPunk 2015!

I tried to make sure each punk had more than one discussion or labeled work online (otherwise the list would expand to include every silly discussion thread on the internet).

Note: none of these have much to do with 1960s-70s Punk music culture, other than some possible overlapping anti-authoritarian themes. These genres are derivatives of steampunk, which arose from cyberpunk.

Note 2: After sorting through dozens of the aforementioned discussion threads, and an informative conversation with @jhameia, I’ve come to think that trying to name and separate steampunk sub-genres out by geography and culture is unnecessary. It’s simpler to say “Chinese steampunk” or “Polish steampunk” or “Muslim steampunk” if you must be specific. Nevertheless, several of these geography-based punks have already acquired their own names. I have put them into their own category.

Tour Eiffel, 1900

Le Moulin Rouge, 1900

Jardin du Luxembourg, 1895

Place Vendôme, 1871

Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple, 1871

Arc de Triomphe, 1909

Quai de Conti, 1900

La Seine. Notre-Dame, 1930

Place de l’Opéra, 1940

June 23, 1940, the day after Germany established occupation of France, Hitler made a lightning trip to Paris. His two hour tour of the capital included Notre Dame, Invalides, the Arc de Triomphe and, as seen here, the Opera.

Le Grand Palais, 1944

Hôtel-de-Ville, 1944

Two friends celebrate the liberation of Paris at Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, in August 1944.

Notre Dame, 1944

A joyful Liberation scene on August 25, 1944.

Julien Knez brings the past to the future by placing photos of Paris from the 19th and 20th centuries against their modern-day counterparts to reflect on how much the city has changed, yet still remains familiar.”

via Did You Know 


DeLisle 1944 Silent Carbine

130 manufactured in 1944 by the Sterling Armament Co. in Dagenham, East London, United Kingdom.
.45ACP subsonic, 7-round standard pistol magazine, bolt action, integral suppressor.

This fascinating weapon was developed by William Godfray de Lisle, British engineer at the Air Ministry, between 1942 and 1944. Its suppressor, an improvement over Hiram Percy Maxim’s silencer, made it inaudible beyond 45m, a quarter of its effective range. It was an invaluable asset for British commandos and a much better alternative to the Welrod pistol that could only fire a few rounds at very short range before needing repair.


The kiddies’ motor wheel! 1927
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