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#21 Graham

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

Now for something completely different, the advertising booklet for the Kynoch Machine Gun (Schwarzlose Patent).

http://www.forgotten...Machine Gun.pdf
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 07:27 AM

Aside from updating the links to the earlier threads linking to interesting material at Project Gutenberg and other places, here is the latest updates to the list in the Originating Post.

 

The 15th link is a book on interpreting the tarot (Looks to use the Rider-Waite designs). The 16th link is an account of a late 19th C expedition to the Arctic. The 17th is to a travel guide to the castles and chateaux of the Franco-Spanish border region circa 1907. As with all such links I strongly recommend that the illustrated html version be downloaded rather than the ebook version because the illustrations can then be used as the basis of props.


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:00 PM

Found two very interesting Youtube videos using CG to recreate the appearance of Frank Lloyd Wrights 1923 Imperial Hotel (Tokyo).
 
Digital Archaeology: Unearthing Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel, Part 1.
 

 
 
Digital Archaeology: Unearthing Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel, Part 2.
 

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:44 PM

Books 18 & 19 have been added to the OP. Number 18 is compendendium of interesting epitaphs from England & Ireland published sometime in the 19th Century. Number 19 is a 1913 history of witchcraft and the like in Ireland, if a Keeper cannot come up with an adventure after reading it I'll eat a shoggoth...


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:40 AM

1920s Kit Houses

 

Links to various sites covering kit built homes from the early 1900's. Floorplans should prove useful and, just what are those strange markings on the timber...

 

Wikipedia

 

1. Wikipedia: Kit houses in North America

 

2. Wikipedia: Sears Catalog Home

 

Archive.org

 

1. Ready Made Buildings (1920 Sears Catalog) (Catalog of pre-fab structures, includes garages, photographic studios and hunting cabins.)

 

2. Honor bilt modern homes. (1921 Sears Catalog) (Archive.org also has 1930s catalogs, this appears to be the only 1920s catalog)

 

Misc

 

1. Oklahoma Houses by Mail (Blog)

 

2. Sears Homes of Chicagoland (Blog)

 

3. Sears Modern Homes (Blog)

 

4. Instant House (Blog)

 

5. Before e-commerce - Mail Order Houses (Article detailing the main firms selling kit-houses in Canada T.A Eaton (West Coast)  and Canadian Aladdin Co. Ltd. (All Canada).)

 

Images

 

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Canadian Earlsfield


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:16 PM

The latest addition, an 1898 guide to a New York State Mountain resort that features:

 


 

Still nearer, in a deep glen of the mountain, is the Palmaghatt, where is a large forest of massive primeval hemlocks....many other strange and picturesque places

 

Minnewaska Mountain Houses by ???? (Illustrated version is 5.9 mb)

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:44 PM

A book with a suggestive title. The quote below should give some idea as to the contents, we have a possible cultist here:

 


 

The Atom, which I ventured (to the disgust of my scientific friends) to make fun of 30 years ago, has now exploded of itself as thoroughly as a German "coal-box"; and the fixed Chemical Elements of older days have of late dissolved into protean vapours and emanations, ions and electrons, impossible to follow through their endless transformations. As to the numerous "Laws of Nature" which in the nineteenth century we were just about to establish for all eternity, it is only with the greatest difficulty that any of these can now be discovered—most of them having got secreted away into the darkness of ancient text-books: where they lead forlorn and sightless existences, like the fish in the caves of Kentucky.

 

Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure by Edward Carpenter


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:40 AM

we have a possible cultist here:

 

Edward Carpenter?!? 


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:27 PM



Edward Carpenter?!? 

 

Well you could always change the name...

 

On to the next addon, the perfect thing for a rich PC, his own yacht or at least a book on how to sail one:

 


 

My reason for writing this book is, that it is wanted; my excuse, thirty years' experience. In those years I have handled many boats, upon many waters.

You will find this book very different from other works on the same subject. In the first place, I believe that all text-books should be written in a manner to please, as well as to instruct; that they should be agreeable reading; and, aside from their teaching value, have a certain excellence as a writing. Again, there is nothing in literature so interesting as the autobiography, real or fictional.

 

 

On Yachts and Yacht Handling by Thomas Fleming Day (Illustrated html version is 1.4mb)


 
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Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:34 AM

Just the thing an investigator needs for their rifle and until 1934, perfectly legal...

 

The Maxim Silencer

 

http://www.forgotten...er brochure.pdf


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:12 AM

I'd like to suggest one of T.S. Eliot's better known works, The Hollow Men. I just realized it happens to have a wonderfully CoC ring to it if read in that frame of mind.

 

http://www.shmoop.co.../poem-text.html


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 12:58 AM

A comprehensive list of late 19th and early 20th century recipes culled from old cookbooks such as:

 

 

Eggs Rossini

 

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 4 chicken livers
  • 12 nice mushrooms
  • 1/2 cupful of stock
  • 1/2 teaspoonful of salt
  • 1 dash of pepper

 


 

Just the thing to serve to hungry investigators...!

 

http://www.vintagerecipes.net/


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:21 AM

Actually Eggs Rossini sounds quite tasty, pity I've had my breakfast, it'll have to wait until dinner time.



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 02:33 PM

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Over at the Internet Archive they have a huge collection of house and other building plans in the Building Technology Heritage Library. Sadly it does not appear to be possible to search by year, but lots of interesting material, including period adverts can be found within.

 

https://archive.org/...heritagelibrary

 

 

As a sampler of what can be found, the 1928 Sears Catalog of Pre-fab barns.

 

https://ia601209.us....rnEquip0001.PDF


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 12:13 AM

A trio of English house plan books from the Internet Archive's Building Heritage Library.

 

1. Metropolitan Railway County Estates Company: Where to Live (Inter-war brocher promoting Metro-land).

 

https://ia600804.us....veCca114510.pdf

 

2. Harrison Smith Building Company: 100 Plans & Designs (1910's) (The classic British Bungalow)

 

https://ia600308.us....td-Cca16627.pdf

 

3. Rural Housing, The 'Nash' Type A & B (1926) (D-I-Y Bungalows made of concrete blocks).

 

https://ia601507.us....ingCca69471.pdf


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:04 AM

From the depths of the Internet Archive. A 1922 catalog by a West Coast retailer of theater lighting systems.

 

Frank Adam Electric Cº. - The Control of Lighting in Theaters

 

https://ia902506.us....heaters0001.PDF


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 12:07 PM

Possibly useful for NPCs etc - photos and descriptions of some of the the Old Bailey's prisoners from Victorian London:

 

http://www.newscient...lery/old-bailey

 

[URL unobfuscated ~PoC]


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:08 PM

A rather good (if somewhat irreverent) map of the Chicago ganglands, from 1931: http://slate.me/1qwHlZb


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

I've actually mentioned this food history blog in another post on this forum, but after a thorough look over I am linking it here as it is a wonderful source not only of historic menus, but also historic recipies like the two dubious ways to make fake port wine described below, note though that the 'flavouring' ingredients may not be safe for human consumption and modern work arounds may be needed....

 


 

Artificial Port Wine.
The Russians make their port wine thus:- Cider three quarts, French brandy one quart, gum kino one drachm. And the French restaurateurs imitate successfully old hock by the following mixture: Cider three quarts, French brandy one quart, alcoholized nitric ether one drachm.

 

http://www.theoldfoodie.com/


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:27 PM

A selection of interesting (& possibly useable/inspiring) locations from the Atlas Obscura website.

 

1. H.P Lovecraft House

 

http://www.atlasobsc...lovecraft-house

 

 

2. Court of Mysteries (Built by mystic design)

 

http://www.atlasobsc...rt-of-mysteries

 

 

3. Smith Mansion (The log cabin)

 

http://www.atlasobsc...s/smith-mansion

 

 

4. Karl Junker House (To architecture, what Wagners Operas are to music)

 

http://www.atlasobsc...rl-junker-house

 

For more information on the last location: http://outsider-envi...kers-house.html


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