Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Space Cadet

Space Cadet, oil on linen, 24 x 36

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet was another creation  born from the worlds fascination with Space in the 1950's. Tom Corbett — Space Cadet stories  were depicted in television, radio, books, comic books, comic strips, and other media. Tom Corbett first appeared on television in October of 1950. The stories followed the adventures of Corbett and other cadets at the Space Academy as they train to become members of the Solar Guard.

This paint set box showing Corbetts's ship, Polaris, was manufactured in 1953 by Peerless Playthings. 


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