Friday, March 27, 2020

We, Too (1963)

A nice children's book about dreaming of a flight into space.

V. Dragunsky. Illustrated by I. Kononov. We, Too. Moscow: Children's World. (28 p.) 28 cm. 1963.

 Planning the rocket and getting the materials

Building the rocket they will play in.

Friday, March 20, 2020

We Fly to the Moon (1961)

 We Fly to the Moon is a wonderfully unique pop-up book from Russia. The paper pop-ups give shape to some lovely ideas.

G. Yurmin. Drawn by Y. Bugelsky. We Fly to the Moon. Moscow : Children's world. (10 p.) 28 cm. 1961


 Moon in the sky


 Going to Mars or maybe just a view of Mars from Earth

I think the rocket ship in the back cover folded out too, but it was too damaged to try.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Russian Children's Magazine (1961)

Sorry I don't have a translation on this. I bought it a while ago and have no more information.

It is number 8 in 1961 (maybe August?).  I just enjoyed a couple of the illustrations that seemed worth sharing.

 There was a nice illustration of a fictional story on the back cover.
 The best was a cut-out illustration of a space rocket.

Here is your finished rocket.

Friday, March 6, 2020

The Man-Rocket (1961)

So this is just a fun bit of ephemera.  Everyone characterizes the space age as "Where's my jetpack?" This was shorthand for the promised wonders of the time. But some of those ideas were pretty awesome!

The rocket belt  was a real technology that was demonstrated widely at the World's Fair in 1961. This pamphlet from Bell  Aerosystems Company showed some of the wonders and science behind it.

In 2009 I blogged about Kornel Keds and His Exciting Bell Rocket Belt