Girl speaking into a Chromalizer, from The Mind, a LIFE Science Library Book, by John Rowan Wilson and the Editors of TIME-LIFE Books. (1964, reprinted in 1971).

"The colored panels tell her visually when she is making the right sound."

From The Mind, a LIFE Science Library Book, by John Rowan Wilson and the Editors of TIME-LIFE Books. (1964, reprinted in 1971)

I would have been obsessed with this book if I’d had it as a child.

"Routes for Musical Messages

The picture on the opposite page is a photograph of a pianist. On it have been sketched the two hemispheres of the brain, a network of nerves throughout the arms, and a connecting length of spinal cord. The system of billions of cells and miles of fibers can relay many messages at once…”

From Stories of Great Battles, by Robert N. Webb. Illustrations by Shannon Stirnweis. 1960.
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From Stories of Great Battles, by Robert N. Webb. Illustrations by Shannon Stirnweis. 1960.

Cherry Ames, Visiting Nurse. By Helen Wells. 1947.
"It is every girl’s ambition at one time or another to wear the crisp uniform of a nurse. Certainly, girls everywhere love to read stories in which a nurse is the heroine. At least a million girls already know and admire Cherry Ames; have laughed over her pranks, and her gay adventures and wept over her problems."
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Cherry Ames, Visiting Nurse. By Helen Wells. 1947.

"It is every girl’s ambition at one time or another to wear the crisp uniform of a nurse. Certainly, girls everywhere love to read stories in which a nurse is the heroine. At least a million girls already know and admire Cherry Ames; have laughed over her pranks, and her gay adventures and wept over her problems."

I Want to Be An Airplane Hostess, by Carla Greene. 1960.
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I Want to Be An Airplane Hostess, by Carla Greene. 1960.

I Want to Be a Homemaker, by Carla Greene. 1961.
Edit: Accidentally uploaded the not-great picture of this first. Oops!
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I Want to Be a Homemaker, by Carla Greene. 1961.

Edit: Accidentally uploaded the not-great picture of this first. Oops!

I Want to Be A Telephone Operator by Carla Greene, 1958. This printing 1962.

(Part 1 - I have another batch of illustrations from this book coming)

Revolt on Alpha C, Robert Silverberg
Illustrated by William Meyerriecks
Copyright 1955, 3rd printing 1963
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Revolt on Alpha C, Robert Silverberg

Illustrated by William Meyerriecks

Copyright 1955, 3rd printing 1963

judithsmutler:

Yesterday’s bookstore finds!

From my other blog, but it fits here, too.

The True Book of Sounds We Hear, 1960.
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The True Book of Sounds We Hear, 1960.

Caves and Their Mysteries, by James E. McClury, 1962.

Illustrations for the Battle of Gettysburg, Stories of Great Battles, 1960.

(the tumblr preview is terrible for the individual illustrations of the Johnny Reb + Billy Yank - click for much better images)

The Airport: Our Link to the Sky, 1961.

I love the bow-tie-wearing meteorologist.

Mother Goose Linenette book, illustrated by Gordon Robinson, 1930s.

Physics: Its Marvels and Mysteries, by Dr. Daniel Q. Posin (pictured), 1961.