Where did these photos of Soviet space programs come from?
October 12, 2013 10:28 AM Subscribe
I found these two mini-portfolios of two (Mir
) Soviet space programs at a thrift store, but I'm having a little trouble figuring out where they're from. On the front they both have Russian words, but inside, the list of photographs is in English. Who was the audience? Are they souvenirs? If so, why English when it seems highly unlikely that english-speakers were touring Soviet space complexes in the Eighties? If you can tell me what the covers say, that might help clarify what these are. Propaganda, souvenirs, spy stuff?
posted by Toekneesan to science & nature (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I found them in a thrift store in Pennsylvania. The photos are 18mm x 12mm and appear to be actual photographic prints. Each is numbered in pencil, by hand, on the back to correspond with the portfolio lists. Any context you could provide would be appreciated.