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Unidentified Photographer

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
13
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$1,046$850

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3048M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Unidentified Photographer
Portrait of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, beside his Friendship 7 spacecraft, Mercury-Atlas 6, February 1962. Numbered "NASA S-62-223" in black on the recto u.r. margin, NASA HQ caption on the verso. Vintage gelatin silver print, image size 9 1/8 x 7 in. (23.0 x 17.5 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Minor wear at corners of sheet.

N.B. John Glenn's success was a blaze of glory for the American public, whose adulation approached that given to Charles Lindbergh following his solo transatlantic flight in 1927 (Chaikin, Space, p. 29).
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Charles Lindbergh, B. John Glenn, Aviation, Civil awards and decorations of the United States, Government of the United States, John Glenn, NASA, United States

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