Howard Sochurek was a photographer for Life magazine. He joined Life in 1950 and worked in many countries including the Soviet Union. His photos of Soviet airplanes taken in 1958 are shown below.
Passenger salon of the new Soviet Il-18.
The photo was taken in the airport.
Pilot of the Tu-104.
An engine of a new Soviet passenger airplane at the airport.
Inside a Soviet passenger plane.
Pilot is having dinner in the cabin.
Pilot is smoking in the cabin.
Sleeping passengers in the Tu-104.
The stewardess is making a call.
A woman and her dog are inside the plane.
The stewardess is supplying passengers with journals.
The photos were taken in the Tashkent airport.
Other passengers are waiting for their flight in Tashkent.
The passengers are flying from Tashkent to Moscow.
The passengers entertain themselves during their flight to Moscow. Mr. Sochurek was the first photographer who used his computer to color and manipulate photos. He has been working for Life for two decades.