Friday, December 23, 2022

Utazas a vilagurbe/ Into Space (1978)


A little out of my defined time period but too good not to share.  This pop-up book was part of the burst in Russian children's publishing in 1978. It was originally published in Russian but I have seen copies in English and this one in Hungarian. The pop-ups are wonderful and since I last shared the Russian edition in 2011 it is time to take another look.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Women's Day -August (1953) Part 3


From the same 1953 Women's Day issue comes my final posting from this "space packed" issue. For an early Christmas present to yourself or a craft project to make the perfect present for someone else, here are the plans for making some nifty space helmets!

Friday, December 9, 2022

Women's Day -August (1953) Part 2


Another article that appeared in this August 1953 issue is about the current fictional space flight programs on TV: Rocket-Bye Baby.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Women's Day -August (1953) Part 1


Women's Day magazine also got involved in the spaceflight fad in the early 1950s. This 1953 (August) issue had a number of space related articles including: Will Your Child Visit The Moon? The article makes the case to the mothers of America that travel into space and the Moon is possible. It lays out the current development of spaceflight and how it will evolve. Not a lot of illustrations for all this text but a most interesting article in an unlikely place.