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: