Dobrolet poster by Alexander Rodchenko, 1923 Dobrolet, established on March 14 (or 17) 1923, was a joint-stock Soviet airline, owned by the state and small shareholders. It used Junkers F.13 transport, shown above. Large F.13 photo and another Dobrolet poster here
150-meter radio transmission tower was erected in Berlin just in time for 1926 All-German communications exhibition. Since 1929 it was used for experimental TV broadcasting. First regular broadcast started here in March 22, 1935. Preserved as a historic monument and important observation point. More info here (Structurae) More pictures here (my LJ)
SABENA timetable, winter 1938-1939 The airplane is Italian Savoia-Marchetti Model 83. Four 10-passenger SM.83s were purchased by Belgian airline SABENA, found in 1923, for its African route Bruxelles-Leopoldville. SABENA went bankrupt in 2001.
New Leica is here - with interchangeable lenses and classic M39 screwmount.
Basic model is shown. It's the cheapest, of course, but in a year or two more complicated model with built-in rangefinder and expanded exposure range will prove to be much more popular among wealthy and demanding customers. Chrysler building is only two years old.
It's 1932. Election year, btw
Miles M.35 Libellula made its maiden flight in 1942 This unusual experimental fighter, designed with carrier service in mind, wasn't a perfect match for more conventional warplanes of the day. Production never started. See more pictures here
Soviet MK-1 flying boat made its maiden flight on August 16, 1934 MK stands for "sea cruiser'. This record-breaking aircraft was supposed to carry two 20-mm cannons, six 0.3-in MGs, 6000 kg bombs or 4 torpedoes. Wingspan - 51,6 m. Two hulls. Six 830 HP engines. Only one built. See more @ sad_rascko's LJ
Udarnik Cinema, Moscow с. 1929 Designed by Boris Iofan, it is a part of huge apartment complex, with adjoining music hall, department store, 'kitchen-factory' (a prominent sign of the period), post office, etc. After many decades of being one of the city's most popular and luxurious film theaters, now Udarnik (which means Striker, literally) is neglected and forgotten. P.S. There is a powerhouse in the background