The future, then

The Handley Page Victor still seems like a vision of the future, over 60 years after it was designed. Aviation has a habit of confusing timelines, blurring advanced concepts with impossible futurism, with the shroud of secrecy clouding what is new and what is old. One of many photographs posted by Hangar user Barry Jones / related, The Story of the Harrier, early VTOL experiments.

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Measuring Victorian London: Mogg’s cab fare map, a post at rag-picking history, an ephemera and history blog. See also The language of the walls: Victorian posters, a snapshot into the sheer density and all-pervasiveness of Victorian advertising culture / Crustaceans, prints by Debby Mason. We also like her Cephalopds.

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