Max Fleischer’s Superman (1940s)
Produced by Fleischer Studios and its successor Famous Studios, these lavish cartoons were among the finest created during the Golden Age of American animation.
I had some of these on VHS. Great stuff.
When patients were committed to the Willard Asylum for the Insane in Upstate New York, they arrived with a suitcase packed with all of the possessions they thought they needed for their time inside.
Most never left. The mental hospital had an average stay of nearly 30 years. When patients died, they were buried in nameless graves across the street of the asylum. Their suitcases, with all their worldly possessions, were locked in an attic and forgotten.
In 1995, an employee of the mental hospital discovered the suitcases, 400 of them. They date from 1910 to 1960.
Now, photographer Jon Crispin is cataloging each suitcase and opening a window into the lives - and the minds - of the people deemed too unwell to be allowed in society.This is so eerie. So cool.
German Bf 110 night fighter aircraft in flight over Germany, 1942
A Dauntless Dive Bomber patrols over the USS Lexington and USS Washington, Pacific region.
Sightseers park to watch a Stratocruiser taxi across an underpass in Queens, New York, March 1951.
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic
U.S. military tanks parade near the Capitol Building in Washington DC, 1947.
Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel, National Geographic
Capitol police crack down on pro-democracy rioters.
An Autochrome depicts a 1920’s gas station in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd, National Geographic