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Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:16 am
by Graham
A 1923 film found on Youtube that covers the recording industry. Perfect for anyone who wants to see how it was done back then.

Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:33 pm
by Graham
Details of the ubiquitous "Vickers 6 ton tank" which was rejected by the British Army in 1928 (Their mistake...), but sold to the Russians, Poles, Finns, Bolivians, Chinese, Thais and quite a few other places around the world, this is something that might turn up in a more pulpy campaign.

A few more details can be found on this page of the Bovington Tank Museum ... t-e1952-28

and in this YouTube video made by the Museum

Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:10 am
by Graham
A trio of websites covering the many Merchant Ships (Freight/Passenger) built under the United States War Emergency Shipbuilding Program in WWI.

Steel Shipbuilding under the U. S. Shipping Board, 1917-1921 by Norman L. McKellar

The Hog Islanders by Daniel H. Jones ... nders.html

The Ferris wooden cargo ships of World War I by Jan Henri Cocatre-Zilgien ... Ships.html

Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:31 am
by Koakai
In the early 1930's a local oil company shot some footage of their facilities for insurance purposes. This is silent footage of old gas stations, cars and sometimes people from 193/31 in BC. ... r-mainland

Found it because I was briefly considering buying one of these old buildings and fixing it up. :)

Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:50 am
by Graham
A trio of books on Project Gutenberg that could be of use to Keepers. None specifically deal with the 1920's.

The Migrations of an American Boat Type by Howard Irving Chapelle
Covers the movement of a fishing boat design from the 1840s as it moved down the US coast from it's New England Origin, with deck plans.

The Pioneer Steamship Savannah: A Study for a Scale Model by Howard Irving Chapelle
The book dates from 1961 and covers research into a pioneering trans-Atlantic steamship, none of the information the author mentions (execept possibly the Russian stuff...) was out of the reach of a 1920s researcher.

The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America by Adney and Chapelle
1964 text on Native American canoes, with plans.

Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:48 am
by Graham
This is part one of a two part (Part 1: 1890-1945, Part 2: 1945-2020) listing of fictional warship names, this could be useful for things like the climactic portions of Masks or some of the pulpier Gaslight campaigns.

Part I: Fictional Warships 1890-1945
Notes: dates are approximate, circa indicates the broad era design lies within. (? Class) signifies uncertain identification based on known textual or visual description, ships lacking any description are assumed to be of fictional design, fictional classes are highlighted. Name and pennant clashes are identified. Ships are listed in rough order of type (biggest to smallest) and by age within types. ... 20#p155920

Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:26 am
by Graham
A recently uploaded book on Project Gutenberg, which is a very comprehensive guide to photography from the air dated 1920. There might be a campaign or scenario in this one.

Airplane Photography by Herbert Eugene Ives (1920)

If you download the illustrated html version the file size is 9.4mb.

Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:21 am
by Graham
Courtesy of an old post on the Proponomicon Blog.

Zepplin: The story of a great achievement (1922)

What looks to be a pretty comprehensive history of Zepplins at a time when it still seemed they might the future of air travel. Includes plans of several passenger carrying designs. I strongly recommend downloading the PDF version.

This flicker page has large size scans of some of the plans in the book

And with thanks to Marcus Rowland's Forgotten Futures website, here are nearly contemporary British designs:

Vickers Airship Catalogue (1923)

All of the plates in the original have been scanned. Cabin interior layouts are not available for all craft though.

Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:50 pm
by Graham
Another trio of Sears & Roebuck catalogs found on the Internet Archive.

Electrical Goods (1917)

Stoves (1904)

Saws (1904)

Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:46 am
by Graham
Some 1919 advertising material. Even if Keepers cannot make direct use out of this, it would make a great prop.

How To Get the Most Out of Your Victrola (Victor Records, 1919)

I recommend getting the zipped html version as that will have all the image and music files separate from the text.