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Cold War propaganda reached new heights in 1960 after the Soviets shot down a US U-2 spy plane and captured its pilot, Gary Powers. Here is a fascinating (18) piece collection of ephemera from the spy plane incident and the Cold War era from the archives of the San Francisco Examiner. Included is a fine piece of original news paper art showing the proposed direct hot-line between Washington and Moscow. Wire photos of Soviet political cartoons from the magazine Izvestia are great examples of how the Powers incident was spun in the USSR. Also included, a brochure printed by the NY arm of a Moscow publishing company containing translations from Pravda of Khrushchev's comments on Gary Powers and the U-2 spy plane. It has great photographs of the wreckage on display in Moscow. All but (4) photos in this collection are from the 1960's. (Those remaining are 1990 wire and laser wire photos of a medical supply relief effort to Russia.) Sized from 7x9" to 7x14" the images range in condition from EX to MT condition.
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Summer/August 2006 Catalog