Monday, February 20, 2006

Swift's Meats Space Premiums

In the 1950's Swift's Meats offered a great series of premiums all related to outerspace. They made trading cards, space maps and space travel guides. They also constructed a Rocketship that traveled the country on the back of a semi.

2 comments:

Billybones said...

Is the first Pic a poster or a magazine ad? The "rocket on a truck" sound like the Ralston rocket revisited....ever seen a picture of it?

Dan Goodsell said...

yeah I have a trading card with the rocket pictured somewhere - the first pic is a large store display poster which would have been sent out to the grocery stores