Category: 1950s

Wonderful Virgil Finlay cover art for Fantasti…

Wonderful Virgil Finlay cover art for Fantastic Universe, March 1958.

When humans live on the Moon, as seen in The B…

When humans live on the Moon, as seen in The Boys’ Book of Science and Invention, 1957.

Kiss Me Deadly, 1955, directed by Robert Aldri…

Kiss Me Deadly, 1955, directed by Robert Aldrich.

Anne Francis and Robby the Robot in a publicit…

Anne Francis and Robby the Robot in a publicity still for Forbidden Planet.

The art of Soviet space propaganda, 1958-1963.

The art of Soviet space propaganda, 1958-1963.

Atlas missile 9B streaks through the night sky…

Atlas missile 9B streaks through the night sky over Cape Canaveral, November 18, 1958.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

November 15, 1952: The King Shot nuclear test …

November 15, 1952: The King Shot nuclear test in Nevada, part of Operation Ivy.

(Department of Energy)

Ed Emshwiller art on the cover of The Magazine…

Ed Emshwiller art on the cover of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1958.

Target Earth invaded theaters on this day in 1…

Target Earth invaded theaters on this day in 1954.

The Gamma People, 1956, directed by John Gilli…

The Gamma People, 1956, directed by John Gilling.