The Other Packs
In our previous post we scoured the internet for all the information that we could find about the S.O.S package that appears in several famous news photos of the Nixon/Khrushchev “kitchen debate” of 1959.
The thing is, the AP Photo above shows us that there were at least four other consumer packages on display that day in the “kitchen debate” kitchen.
Why is it that writers who reported on this event (if they mention any of the packages at all) usually only mention the S.O.S box?
Maybe it’s because the military/maritime connotations of the brand name strike them as ironic. Considering the context — two super-powers arguing in a kitchen about whether communism or capitalism is the way to go.
That’s what gave me the idea to make a similar style illustration depicting the “kitchen debate” kitchen. I’m no illustrator, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and use my own illustration to identify all 5 kitchen debate packs.
We’ve already covered the S.O.S box. Now we look at the others.
Details about the other 4 kitchen debate packs, follow after the fold. [Read more…]