Friday, October 2, 2009

The Hale Telescope: A Modern Wonder

Here is another trading card featuring the Hale Telescope. This one comes from the Comet Sweets Modern Wonders set issued in 1961. I don't know much about this set, but I believe that is was issued as part of a cigarette promotion. It looks like the complete set also included the Jodrell Bank radio telescope and a planetarium.

Here is the front of the card:

You are seeing it here larger than life as the real card is 2.5-inches across. And the text on the back:

I just acquired another trading card with the Hale Telescope on it via eBay. It is pretty cool, but it will have to wait for another day.

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