Friday, July 3, 2020

Satellites in Outer Space (1960)

We start off July with a set of early 1960-1962 children's books. Most of the illustrations were in black and white but are still impressive for their beauty. 

One of the earliest children's book by Isaac Asimov.  The illustration of satellites by John Polgreen are especially beautiful.

Asimov, Isaac. Illustrated by Polgreen, John. Satellites in Outer Space. New York: Random House. (79 p.) 1960.

 I had never seen this illustrations of the size of these early satellites scaled to a human.


  1. John Polgreen was my earliest favorite Silver Age space artist. When I was quite young a book about space travel was offered as a cereal premium. It was illustrated by Polgreen. I don't recall the title; it's probably here on your site.

    1. This one: