According to “people in-the-know,” on this day in 1947, an Unidentified Flying Object crash-landed at Roswell, New Mexico. Such believers assert that the U.S. government has sought, since then, to cover-up this alarming—yet compelling—event. Therefore we have “World UFO Day,” a day to build the public’s awareness of (quote) “the undoubted existence of UFOs” and to encourage governments to declassify their secret UFO files. It is also a day when groups of enthusiasts gather and spend a few hours scanning the skies for the telltale signs of Extraterrestrial Life.
The brass inkwell pictured above—despite its seemingly UFO-inspired design—long pre-dates Roswell. Made around 1910 in Germany, it is part of that country’s Jugendstil Movement. It combines the sensuous curves of the Art Nouveau and the stern structure of the Gothic. It bears the WMF mark—one of the great names of German Jugendstil craft.
Please click on the photo above to learn more about it.
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