Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Revell Models Advertisement for Full Size Gemini Capsule contest (1967)



Sometimes nostalgia for "things being better" is true. I recently picked up the original art to the Revell Models Company 1967 give-away for a full-sized Gemini capsule.  I remember this advertisement, and being 8 years old at the time, dreamed of winning that capsule.

I like this comic advertisement more than the photographic one that was in many of the magazines



It really was won by a boy from Portland Oregon (although he had to actually give it to his local science museum.)

Someone chased down and wrote up the whole story:
http://aviationintel.com/fast-history-the-boy-that-won-a-gemini-capsule/

Here is this lovely "dream" reproduced for your viewing pleasure:












Friday, August 18, 2017

Our Place in Space (1959)



I blogged about this back in 2009 but have gone back to re-scan it and expand on the contents.  This is one of my favorite 1950s space comics and also part of a great set of give-aways from General Electric.

General Electric, Educational Relations Dept. Illustrated by George Roussos. Our Place in Space. Schenectady, NY: Pictorial Media, Inc. (16 p.) 25 cm. Softcover.  “General Electric Adventures in Science” series, PRD-7-2. 1959.






































Friday, August 11, 2017

Space travel: A Milliken Full Color Transparency Book (1968)




Another beautiful classroom item. In the dark ages (1960s) classroom would use an overhead projector to show various pictures of interest. This is a book of transparencies that could be used for classroom instruction about space travel. The images are beautiful and simple.

Space Travel. Edward Ortleb and Richard Cadice. St. Louis, Miss. : Milliken Pub. Co., 1968. "A Milliken full color transparency book" 12 overhead transparencies : color + 4 duplicating masters + notes (5 pages)











 A special "slice" of what they thought the future would bring. 


There was also a couple of "ditto" masters to test knowledge of the material: