Brilliant 1950s Space Fleet Collector's Cards
By James Grahame
Skelly Gas issued an imaginative series of All American Space Fleet collector's cards in the 1950s. It appears that space exploration was exclusively a male pursuit in those days -- ships were crewed by countless rugged spacemen, crewmen, ore men and radar-men.
However, there were a few positions open to eager young ladies as Junior Stewardesses. After all, someone had to prepare the evening space meals and change the anti-radiation urinal pucks while wearing form-fitting spandex leggings and cotton gloves...