Lots of space art goodness for today.
OK this one is for Michael S. We had been talking about this poster and I promised to blog about it when it got here.
Only identifying information on it is: Copyright 1959 Educational Posters #117 "Space Age"
This poster is one of those that gets stuck in your memory. I don't know when I first saw a copy but when I found images of it online a few years ago I kept trying to find one. Part of the problem is that all the identifying information is so generic: "Space age," "Educational Posters," etc.
What is special about it is that it is paintings of rockets, satellites, a flying saucer, and an astronaut. These are from a wide variety of sources including the Collier's series, the Disney series, and a few other interesting inspirations. Each image is labeled so I will give the label in case it is too small to see.
"Personnel Rocket" (Adapted from Lindberg "US Moon ship" model?)
"Instrument carrying satellite" (From Collier's Bonestell 'Baby satellite')
"Relief Ship" (From Disney RM-1 'Circumlunar ship')
"3 stage personnel rocket" (From Collier's Klep illustration)
"Colony sphere" (Possibly from The Torchship "Lewis & Clark" from Time For the Stars by Robert A. Heinlein, 1956)
"Third stage unit" (From Disney 'RX-1' or 'XR-1')
"Flying saucer" (From the 1950 book "The Flying Saucers are Real")
"Three stage rocket"
"Space station" (From Collier's Bonestell illustration or Lindberg "US Space Station" model?)
"Research ship" (From Collier's Bonestell illustration)
"Exploration ship" (From Frank Tinsley illustration of "Light-propelled space ship")
"Space reconnaissance ship" (From Frank Tinsley illustration "Space Scout" from 1958 book: The Answer to the Space Flight Challenge )
"Weather eye satellite"
"Fourth stage passenger unit" (From Disney MX-1 or XM-1)
"Space suit and anti-gravitational unit" (From Collier's Klep illustration)
"Space reconnaissance and 3 stage propellant"
"Exploration ship" (Collier's Bonestell Mars Ship illustration)
"Observatory satellite" (From Strombecker "Manned Observational Satellite" model?)
I have no idea who the artist was but it is signed.
Educational Posters evidently produced a number of posters for classrooms including HISTORY OF SHIPS, HISTORY OF FLIGHT, SPACE AGE and CHILDREN OF OTHER LANDS.
Sorry for the low quality photographs but I wanted to show as much detail as I could.