Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Astronaut Top

Sold         8 by 9 inches,           Acrylic on acid free illustration board,
This is the second painting I've done of this toy top.  I'm assuming that this top was probably produced sometime between the early to mid 1960's.  Being a small kid at that time I remember the emphasis that was being placed on science in schools.   President Kennedy on May 25th, 1961 committed the United States to landing a manned spacecraft on the moon by the end of the decade.  This pushed the science curriculum to the fore in schools throughout the USA.

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