The Boeing 314 Clipper Flying Boat – 1938 to 1941

Because of growing interest in flying across the ocean, Pan American Airways asked the Boeing Airplane Co. during the mid-1930s for a long range commercial transport airliner capable of trans-Atlantic flight. Boeing signed a contract with Pan Am to build six Model 314 Clippers, and on May 31, 1938, the first Clipper is taken down the Duwamish River in Seattle for its …

The Art of Wartime Newsreels – 1940 through 1946

Newsreels in America were used during the general time period of the silent film era, through the 1960s. Universal newsreels (produced by Universal Studios) were released twice a week between 1929 and 1967. During World War II, American movie-goers were shown these popular newsreels as part of the total entertainment that accompanied the feature film. Because news of the war was otherwise obtained through newspaper and radio, …

V is for Vintage – Vintage Vendors directory now open

We are proud to announce the opening of our sister site, Vintage Vendors, which can be found at vintagevendors.com. The goal of Vintage Vendors is to grow into a "must visit" directory, featuring the best of the vintage community. Shopowners, events, bloggers, services such as vintage makeovers and photo shoots, and more. Search for vintage shops in the directory, join the online …

FIFI from the 1940’s – The last flying WWII era B-29 Superfortress

The Commemorative Air Force flew into Daytona Beach, Florida this weekend with the beautiful "FIFI", a Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber. The first flight of the B-29 occurred on 30 December 1942, but did not enter service until April of 1944 due to extensive changes and modifications needed during the development of the aircraft. The B-29 is most known for two …