Category: vintage

A Soviet probe swoops down to the Moon. 1966 p…

A Soviet probe swoops down to the Moon. 1966 postcard illustrated by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov.

The 1.7-kiloton “Small Boy” nuclear test in Ne…

The 1.7-kiloton “Small Boy” nuclear test in Nevada, July 14, 1962, part of Operation Sunbeam.

French poster for Flash Gordon, 1980.

French poster for Flash Gordon, 1980.

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, first human in space, …

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, first human in space, on a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, September 1962.

Gemini 12 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in space, Nove…

Gemini 12 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in space, November 1966.

“At the Poles of the Earth” postca…

“At the Poles of the Earth” postcards from the Soviet Union, illustrated by Valentin Viktorov, 1976.

July 7, 1912 – Harry Houdini stepping into a c…

July 7, 1912 – Harry Houdini stepping into a crate that will be lowered into New York Harbor as part of an escape stunt.

(Library of Congress)

July 7, 1965 – Gemini 5 astronaut Gordon Coope…

July 7, 1965 – Gemini 5 astronaut Gordon Cooper is weighed and balanced in the Pyrotechnic Installation Building at Cape Canaveral in Florida. (NASA)

From the Star Wars Question & Answer Book …

From the Star Wars Question & Answer Book About Computers, 1983, written by Fred D’Ignazio, illustrated by Ken Barr.

Astronaut John Glenn standing in the entrance …

Astronaut John Glenn standing in the entrance to an altitude test chamber, 1964.