Monday, November 18, 2013

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An Amazing collection of glass negatives taken ca. 1890-1910 by telegraph operator and amateur photographer William Facey (b. 1864). The Facey Collection

What sets Facey's photos apart from the, predominantly professional, photographic work of his era, is a keen eye for composition combined with a unique sense of presence and intimacy, making his depictions of daily life in and around Duxbury, MA (USA) appear as if they had been captured by the camera only yesterday.

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Panzer: Sdkfz 139, Panzerjäger Marder III
Some engine maintenance for this Marder. First of the Marder III series (followed by the Ausf H and M) this was a mating of the  Pak 76 (r) AT gun, captured in large amounts from the Soviets in 1941, with the Pzkpfw 38 (t) chassis , captured from the Czechs in 1938.
The result was a fully tracked and self-propelled tank killer capable of taking out T-34's while the Wehrmacht waited for more thoroughly designed concepts to arrive at the front.
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