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Context: Droves of Soviet space technology, including satellites, are whizzing off into space at a rapid rate.

  • Text on collars: Sputnik [a Russian word meaning “satellite”]
  • Text on blue paper: Earth–Jupiter
  • Text on purple paper: Earth–Mars
  • Caption at bottom: Who’s last? I’m after you!
  • Text under caption: Krokodil


Image: Kukryniksy. A. Dobrovolskii, M. Cartoon. 20 Nov. 1957: 1. Krokodil Digital Archive. Web. 20 Apr. 2018


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