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  • H&C NO. 1

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    The name on the ferry boat’s pilot house is H&C No. 1 which Ed Langford of Marine Supply Co. in Memphis bought from H.E. Bellinger of Tell City, Indiana who very probably knew our hero Bert Fenn.

    According to the news clipping on the back of this photo from 1954, the ferry was in the process of being converted into the MEMPHIS QUEEN, the first of a fleet of Mississippi River excursion boats that would later include the BELLE CAROL, the MEMPHIS QUEEN II and the MEMPHIS QUEEN III.

    The ferry looked plenty authentic in style before she was made over to suit the tourists’ fantasy of what an old fashioned packet boat was like.

    Additional notes are included under the photograph below.

    September 5, 1954
    The Commercial Appeal Memphis, Tenn

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  • HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

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    Best_wishes_2014

  • CREAM OF THE CROP

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    now, you can find Boxing club’s picture in the  ”Cream of the Crop Gallery” on Cornucopia3D website.

    Thank you!

     

     

     

  • TIKI CULTURE OF THE 1940S AND 1950S

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    1940s and 1950s… The Heyday of Tiki Pop Culture

    What was it about the 1940s and 1950s that caused everyone to embrace the Tiki Culture? What is it about this kitchy Island lifestyle that everyone loves? Is it the Palm Fronds? Is it the colorful Aloha Shirts? Maybe it’s the food?

    Most likely it’s the Rum Drinks…. combined with a sense of fun and adventure.

    It all came together at a time when America was coming out of the Depression, and then was embroiled in World War 2 (and the Battles in the South Pacific). Island bars and restaurants were a great place to forget the cares of the day.

    After the War, the love of all things Tiki exploded into the culture. Men were returning from the South Seas with stories of warm water, sandy beaches, and a carefree Island lifestyle. Hollywood took notice…

    Stars headed to Tiki Rooms…. followed closely by photographers who documented their visits in Life Magazine. Tiki Bars like Don the Beachcomber, Trader Vic’s and the Tonga Room became “it” destinations. Music played and the Rum Drinks flowed. Movies were made full of women in Flowered Sarongs, and a singing Elvis…. suddenly, everyone was crazy for Tiki.

    Pour yourself a Mai Tai… toss some Beach Music onto the old Hi Fi…. and learn more about where Tiki came from…. and what it all means.

     

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  • STORE OPENING: HERE IT IS!

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    We are pleased to announce the sale of our products on the site Cornucopia3d.

    Our items list be avaible very soon, stay tuned !

    Please follow this link to find our products :

    The Happy Factory’s store 

     

  • CHARLES DAD BAILEY AND THE NEWSSTAND

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    Charles “Dad” Bailey opened his newsstand after his previous business (Luggage Store) was destroyed in a fire and his bookkeeper had neglected to pay the insurance premiums. His stand was very popular and he made a good living from it. He lived until he was 90 and kept the stand until just a very few years before he died..As far as we know the location of the stand  was on or near Florence in South Los Angeles close to USC.

  • BEST WISHES !

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    BESTWHISES

     

  • 3D ENVIRONMENT COMPETITION 2012 : CHARACTER RENDERING COMPETITION WINNERS

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    Mechanics

  • WORK IN PROGRESS ; THE VIRGINIA TROPICANA INN

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    How to work on time without forgetting buildings full of history.

    A trip to the archives and moodboards inspired us to manufacture our hotel.
    secondly we made a charter colored graph typically mid-century!

     

     

     

     

  • FOCUS ON COCA COLA COOLER WD 10

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    WESTINGHOUSE MODEL WD 10 CASE MASTER

    This is one of the most popular coolers out there. This is a Westinghouse 10 Case Master. This machine was produced in the 1950′s and is a great addition to any 3d scene .If are looking for a great functional piece of Americana History then look no further.

    Here are the dimensions on the original Westinghouse Master 10 Case Cooler

      1. Holds 240 Corded Coke Bottles -
      2. 45.25 inches Wide, 28.25 inches Deep, and 36.25 inches Long
      3. Made in the 1950′s and used mostly in Corner Stores around the United States
      4. Bottle opener three hole, unlike other bottle openers these have a chrome finish !

     

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