We Will Land on Mars and We Will Sell Them Shoes

Capitalism triumphs again in this cartoon from a novelty ink blotter dating to the 1950s. Ink blotters, by the way, were absorbent cards used to soak up excess ink from your fountain pen. Thanks to the invention of the ballpoint, they were a dying technology when this one, celebrating future technology, was printed.

We Will Land on Mars and We Will Sell Them ShoesS