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    Soviet Space Propaganda (Mockba, 1958). Poster (22" X 42.25").
    The race for supremacy in spaceflight capability between the Soviet Union and the United States was in full swing in the late 1950s. On October 4, 1957, Soviet's successfully beat the U.S. into space with the launching of the satellite, Sputnik 1. After which, Soviets aimed to develop rockets and satellites necessary for the first probes of the moon, Mars, and Venus. Propaganda posters such as this highlighted the out of the world machinery officials believed would keep the Soviet Union ahead of the rest in space exploration. Backed on linen, the poster shows minor edge wear, tape stains in three corners and three borders, a small lift in the lower right corner, and some creasing in the image and background. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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