The normandyjug is a distinctively elegant piece from the Puiforcat cutlery series. It was designed in 1934 for the first-class tables on the “Normandy” cruise ship and features a stringently geometric shape.
The milkmaid is an iconic figure of French popular culture that has long signified the region of Normandy both to outsiders and to Normans. She appears in a number of paintings, including those by Jean-Francois Millet, as well as in early nineteenth-century travel literature and popular art (figs. 3 and 4).
A traditional Norman milk pot was often made of copper. This type of jug has been reproduced in several forms, including a pair of copper-coated vases by Jean-Francois Millet (fig. 4).
Cider is one of the main exports from Normandy, and cider jugs are also very common. These jugs, often decorated with lace, are a perfect way to enjoy cider on a warm summer day.
Lace is an important part of Norman culture, and Bayeux is famous for its lace-making tradition. The town is known for its bobbin lace, which can be found in the form of ribbons or ruffles stitched onto clothing, as well as mantillas, scarves, and other accessories.
During World War II, many American and European aircraft were converted from fighters to fighter-bombers. The P-47D, P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire are all examples of this evolution in military airpower.
The P-47D was a particularly effective low-level strafer. Its racks allowed it to carry 500-pound bombs and, later, rocket projectiles.