Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Revell Models Advertisement for Full Size Gemini Capsule contest (1967)

Sometimes nostalgia for "things being better" is true. I recently picked up the original art to the Revell Models Company 1967 give-away for a full-sized Gemini capsule.  I remember this advertisement, and being 8 years old at the time, dreamed of winning that capsule.

I like this comic advertisement more than the photographic one that was in many of the magazines

It really was won by a boy from Portland Oregon (although he had to actually give it to his local science museum.)

Someone chased down and wrote up the whole story:

Here is this lovely "dream" reproduced for your viewing pleasure:

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