One of the great space posters of the late 1950's was the 1958 Hammond Space Map. Produced by the Hammond Map Company it has gorgeous paintings of space vehicles.
Because the map is 29" x 42" inches it is hard to scan but I have been lucky enough to acquire a very nice copy as a part of this "Hammond's Space Kit" set:
Any one of these mini-paintings would make a great screensaver (remember to click on the image to enlarge it). Here are the satellites:
And our favorites: the Space Taxi, Space Station, and Moon Base
I can't forget the rockets and astronauts can I?
All in all this map is a real treat that I am glad to share. These illustrations were reused by Hammond in other publications including this one that I blogged about here:
Here is one last one to leave you with, The Interplanetary Ship Central Control. Be sure to read all of the labels since I am not exactly sure what a "Uloranoben" is supposed to do. Please comment if you have any idea.