|Posters - Propaganda|
Tereshkova USSR Space Cosmonaut International Women Russia / 1963 / Propaganda Posters / Suryaninov / 91.5x59 Original vintage Soviet poster featuring an image of the first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova (Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova; b 1937) smiling and waving to the crowds while holding a bouquet of colourful flowers in front of a blue sky background and the text - Happy 8 March for International Woman's Day - the number 8 formed of red lines made by a space rocket circling above and around the Earth below. Design by Suryaninov in 1963 for 8 March 1964. The award winning Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova piloted the Vostok 6 into space on 16 June 1963. Starting in New York in February 1909, International Women's Day has been celebrated on 8th March since 1914; March 8 became a national holiday in Soviet Russia after women gained the right to vote in 1917; in 1975 the holiday was adopted by the United Nations. Fair condition, restored paper losses and tears in margins, backed on linen.