Friday, April 10, 2009

Outer Space (1953)

This is a promotional pamphlet from Atlantic Richfield. I assume these were given out at the station when you filled up.

One of my favorite early space books it is a great example of the non-fiction propaganda that was produced for children.

It is also fun to see how early the space shuttle concepts from Von Braun have been included into the visions of the future for children.

This illustration of a space shuttle re-entering the atmosphere still looks timely today .

I also like the cut-away of the space station and the guy on the "space jeep" outside the station. I am sure for the adults at the time this was just more "far out" space stuff to go with the other TV space shows. Little did they know their kids were thinking about a brand new world.

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