A couple of months ago the (great and wonderful and clever and creative) Steven H Silver (no period, just ‘H’) paid a visit to the Neil Armstrong Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio and reported on his findings here.
We were quite pleased to learn that visitors to the museum are treated to a display of an enlarged cover from Amazing Stories, the November 1928 issue to be exact –
Amazing Life • [Editorial (Amazing Stories)] • essay by Hugo Gernsback
The World at Bay (Part 1 of 2) • serial by B. Wallis and Geo. C. Wallis
The Ananias Gland • [Dr. Wentworth] • short story by W. Alexander
The Psychophonic Nurse • short story by David H. Keller, M.D.
The Moon Men • novelette by Frank J. Brueckel, Jr.
The Eye of the Vulture • short story by Walter Kateley
The Living Test Tube • short story by Joe Simmons
Discussions (Amazing Stories, November 1928)
There was also a note explaining the display on the wall next to it and when enlarged (we were hoping to learn ‘why’ this cover was displayed in the museum), we discovered a trademark notice referencing TSR’s earlier ownership.
We contacted the museum’s administrators, providing them with updated information and bona fides and, earlier this morning we were informed that a new explanatory note had been placed next to the poster.
Below, a new photo of the poster and an enlargement of the explanatory note.
Hey, it’s not the biggest news in the world, but it is kinda timely and we wanted to let the Armstrong Museum know we appreciate their attention to detail, especially as we, the museum and the nation approach the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.