Monday, November 18, 2013


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.

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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