Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Wonders of Space Stamps (1954)
Bernhard, Hubert. Illustrated by Solonewitsch, George and Discount, William. Wonders of Space Stamps: An Exciting Account of the Stars, Sun, Planets, and Other Wonders of the Sky. New York: Simon and Schuster. (48 p.) 28 cm. (1954)
These stamp books had simple text and 48 color stamps to glue in the appropriate places. George Solonewitsch's stamp art includes paintings of the planets and a rocket to the Moon.
But you should not discount a little extra space art from William Discount (sorry). His drawings of a couple of space scenes to go with the stamps are also a hidden treasure.
This is the only page that has any space flight text but these next few images are nicely futuristic about what children could expect from space flight.
Beside the Moon mankind would also eventually go to tthe other planets.