1920s Campaign Resources

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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:54 pm

Some more gleanings from the Internet Archives collection of kit-house plan books, this time from Stirling Homes (Brand name of the International Mill and Timber Companies house division) which operated between 1915 and 1971.

See: Houses by Mail-Order: Sterling Homes
http://wardwayhomes.com/blog/2010/10/ho ... ing-homes/

Stirling Homes: 1915 Catalog
https://ia601704.us.archive.org/9/items ... es0001.PDF

Stirling Homes: 1916 Catalog
https://ia902501.us.archive.org/2/items ... av0001.PDF

Stirling Homes: 1920 Catalog
https://ia902501.us.archive.org/12/item ... 170001.PDF
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:27 pm

The youtube channel below is perfect for finding a 'salon' piano piece for background music.

http://www.youtube.com/user/PSearPianist/featured

A few sample tracks:

Franz Hitz : Dans les Blés (In the wheat-fields) - Paysannerie, Op.199

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2B0tHWryf0


Carl Bohm : Jäger's Gruss (Huntsman's greeting), Op.309

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKSSyY_cs4k

and something for those moments when players are not paying attention...

Yoko Kanno : Tell me what the rain knows (Arr for piano solo by Joshua C. Agarrado)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ETAari86Ig
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:28 pm

Radiation, it's good for what ails you..... :cthulhu1:

The site linked to below contains a fair selection of dubious devices from periods covering the Gaslight era to the 1960's and beyond guaranteed to give characters a healthy green glow (Well, apart from the Radol, which gave the user a blue glow...).

Oak Ridge Associated Universities: Radioactive Quack Cures

http://www.orau.org/PTP/collection/quac ... kcures.htm

And remember, for only $49.95 plus postage and handling I:
Am happy to ship your instrument today. Express prepaid and insured. The radium content is well shielded in lead to absorb all alpha and beta rays and while there could be a small amount of gamma rays come through, they are only stimulating and not of any consequence...
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:08 am

This food history blog acually covers a wider time period than the 1920's dealing with recipies and historic menus all the way back to the 13th Century, but it is a wonderful resource for shipboard menus, and other shall we say more dubious fare, such as liquor that falls outside the category of "any port in a storm"...
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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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Dr. Gerard » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:59 pm

Very likely that some of these links are going to end up in our Card Catalog segment. Awesome finds, thanks for digging!
Keeper of the Cthulhu Dark "Secret Everest Expedition" PbP scenario
Rip Wheeler in the Call of Cthulhu "No Man's Land" scenario
Plays for Keepers

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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:51 am

Here is another site that might be worthy of a mention. Alternatewars.com is a site containing various military history documents inluding a page which covers interwar military planning by the United States.

The front page is linked at: http://www.alternatewars.com/

The interwar section is at: http://www.alternatewars.com/Interwar/Interwar.htm

There is also a section on the Cold War era 'Aggressor Force' that was used between 1947(ish) and 1978 (When it was replaced with OPFOR.). The earliest version of it (Between 1947ish and sometime prior to 1959) is clearly based on the idea that the Nazis rise again. While this falls outside the 1920's it's utility for a Delta Green based campaign should be obvious...

http://www.alternatewars.com/WW3/Trigons/Trigons.htm
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:46 am

The website of the society dedicated to preserving the history of airships as used by Great Britain. Details on both the R.100 & R.101, plus the routes that would have been flown had things gone differently. Perfect for any keeper wishing to add airships to Masks or any other classic era campaign.

http://www.airshipsonline.com/index.htm
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:14 am

A 1922 book about the history and design of mazes found on Project Gutenberg. An annotated copy of the text would make for an interesting prop.

Mazes and Labyrinths by W. H. Matthews (1922)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/46238
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Koakai » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:04 pm

A little late for the 1920's, but cool none the less. 170,000 photos from 1935-1945. http://photogrammar.yale.edu/map/
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:42 pm

Found this page on Deviant Arts. The user is an architect working in traditional styles, many could be used for 1920's residences. The first link points to the 'Home Design Ideas' gallery.

http://built4ever.deviantart.com/galler ... sign-Ideas

The second points to the 'Construction and Renovation Projects' gallery

http://built4ever.deviantart.com/galler ... n-Projects

The last points to the 'Storefronts and other Town Buildings' gallery.

http://built4ever.deviantart.com/galler ... -Buildings
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