Monday, December 5, 2016

1948 Standard saloon

Seen in 1965 in Wickham Terrace, Brisbane.  The old windmill in Wickham Park is in the background. (Brisbane City Hall collection)

1971 Pontiac Grand Ville

One of the numerous illustrations by Arthur Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman of Pontiac's ad agency who did the Pontiac advertisements and literature from 1959 to 1971.

"I wish I could find a transpress nz book"

loading the first shipment of phosphate at Nauru art

On the Norwegian ship SS Fido in 1907.  About 80% of the surface of Nauru was strip-mined from then to the early 1990s.  A Republic of Nauru postcard.

1955 Skoda 440 poster

The 440 and the similar 445 and 450 (known in Czechoslovakia as 'Spartak') were made between 1955 and 1959. The 440 had a 1089 cc engine producing 29 kW (39 hp) at 4,200 rpm.

spreading lime with a Cessna 188 in Todds Valley near Nelson, 1976

See our DVD set Classic NZ Aviation for more.

fast 2-bullockpower plus a BOAC plane over Ceylon, 1951

Today Sri Lanka, see earlier posts.

bananas - in more ways than one

long distance passenger train from Paris to Nimes, France, 1959

No details, but our guess is a scene on the ligne des Cévennes via Clermont-Ferrand.