The December 1937 Fortune magazine cover.
The December 1939 Fortune magazine cover.
I think that’s an old-timey knife switch to turn power on and off in the lower right quarter, but I’m not 100% certain.
It’s been quite a week, so here’s the cover of my copy of January 1934’s Country Life magazine. The masthead has some design issues but the artwork is sublime.
Just an awesome photo take long before Photoshop was a thing.
I dug a bit looking for a Google image search match to see if I could find the photographer’s name, but alas. If I ever find that out, I’ll let you know.
What is that strange toy? It can’t possibly be based on a real plane, can it?
Yes. Yes it can. The “small, tubby airplane” is the Gee Bee! Also described as “A Cute But Dangerous Airplane” and the “Fastest and Most Dangerous Airplane in the World“.
Want one? As of May 2019, you can for the low, low price of only $899,000!
“Oh, you’re practicing social distancing in the future? What a shame. Well… I guess I’ll just have to help myself to your Gin Rickey and the rest of the pitcher too!”