French Wagons-Lit poster
Poster advertising the French National Railways Wagon-Lits (sleeper train) service to Switzerland, Italy and the Cote d'Azur and giving us a fascinating glimpse at the typical interior of a cabin in second class complete with beds, vanity cabinet and lovely wooden art deco finishes.
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Bystander Riviera supplement - train de luxe
Cover of The Bystander magazine's Riviera supplement carrying an illustrated advertisement for the Train de Luxe Calais-Mediterranean Express which ran daily from Calais to the Riviera. It ran in connection with the 11am train from London Victoria (South East & Chatham Railway) and the journey took 22 hours in total. As illustrated, the train conveyed travellers to the Cote d'Azur in the most comfortable surroundings. Date: 1913
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Spacelab. Full reusable orbital research laboratory
Spacelab was a reusable laboratory used on certain spaceflights flown by the Space Shuttle. The laboratory comprised multiple components, including a pressurized module, an unpressurized carrier and other related hardware housed in the Shuttle's cargo bay. The components were arranged in various configurations to meet the needs of each spaceflight. Spacelab components flew on 22 Shuttle missions between November 1983 and April 1998. Deutches Museum. Munich. Germany.
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