1920s Campaign Resources

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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Dr. Gerard » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:37 am

Holy crap, I'm just catching up on this thread. Amazing stuff!
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:22 am

For the Keeper who needs something for a orchestral concert scene, be aware though, like Model-T's you can have any composer you like as long as it's Bruckner!

http://www.abruckner.com/downloads/downloadofthemonth/
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Koakai » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:46 pm

I forgot to share this! God I can be so stupid at times.

I was poking through an antiques place and found a bunch of old phonographic cylinders. It made me wonder if anyone had digitized this music.

They had.

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/index.php

Try that out for music for your party scene or casual listening. All contemporary and very likely to be rights free after all this time.
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:08 am

The following is the link to the full text of the book "Strange New Gospels" a 1931 account of a number of fraudulent texts that purported to be 'lost' parts of the Bible, one of these "The Archko Volume" in it's original 1884 version actually contains material copied from "Ben-Hur", which got the author of "The Archko Volume" in a lot of trouble.

http://www.tertullian.org/articles/good ... ospels.htm

The 1884 edtion of "The Archko Volume" is viewable at the Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/archaeologicalw00mahagoog

Either text could be a useful source for tome ideas, the first book in particular provides ideas for circulation/publication of such texts.

M. R. James opinion of "The Archko Volume" (Written 1900) can be read at the website below:

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pardo ... chor326557
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by KeeperMurph » Mon May 11, 2015 3:11 pm

Early on we had a resource to the Lonestar College 1920s info page, a link that is now dead. A similar page can be found at the Costume Supercenter site found here.

http://www.costumesupercenter.com/theroaring20s.html
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Thomas R. Knutsson » Tue May 12, 2015 9:59 am

KeeperMurph wrote:Early on we had a resource to the Lonestar College 1920s info page, a link that is now dead.
Have you checked if it's archived on Archive.org?
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Koakai » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:21 pm

Need Archaeological photographs from the 1920's? (And even the 1914 season!)

The people at the egyptian Exploration society have you covered. Photos from their past seasons are online.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/egyptexplorationsociety/

Transcribing from the 1926-27 records as a part of a crowd-sourced archaeology project when I am bored at work, and decided to pop into their flicker feed to look at some different cards. Then saw the amazing photos and had to share.

Like this one of a head with preserved hair!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/egyptexpl ... 491819293/
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:54 am

Need a tombstone in a hurry, Sears & Robuck has you covered

Sears & Roebuck: Tombstones & Monuments Catalog (1906)

https://archive.org/details/SearsRoebuc ... uments1906
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:16 pm

Some more Sears & Roebuck catalogs from Archive.org, it will be interesting to see just what Investigators might be able to do with this lot:

Sears, Roebuck & Co. Concrete Machinery (c. 1925)

https://archive.org/details/ConcreteMachinery

Sears, Roebuck & Co. Concrete machinery and instructions for making concrete products (c. 1928)

https://archive.org/details/ConcreteMac ... teProducts

And for more happy browsing, a listing of all Sears Roebuck & Co. publications on Archive.org

https://archive.org/search.php?query=cr ... %26+Co.%22
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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Post by Graham » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:10 am

A search on archive.org sorted by date of publication (Where supplied) covering farm buildings:

https://archive.org/details/buildingtec ... sort=-date
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