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Neil Armstrong (American, 1930-2012), Buzz Aldrin (American, b. 1930), or Michael Collins (American, b. 1930)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
187
Sold for:
$861$700

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

Description:

Neil Armstrong (American, 1930-2012), Buzz Aldrin (American, b. 1930), or Michael Collins (American, b. 1930)
The Earth, as seen from the spacecraft during its trans-lunar journey toward man's first moonlanding, Apollo 11, July 1969. Numbered 'NASA AS11-36-5337' (NASA MSC) in red on the recto u.l. margin, NASA MSC caption on the verso. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 x 7 1/8 in. (17.5 x 18.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Minor handling crimp u.l., restoration/repair to l.r. corner of sheet.

N.B. Apollo 11 was already about 10,000 nautical miles from Earth when this picture was made. As NASA administrator George M. Low predicted in October 1970: 'The world of the 1970s will be vastly different from the world of the 1960s, and many of the changes in it will result directly from the new perspective that we have suddenly acquired. By heeding the lessons learned in the last decade, and attacking our many problems with the same spirit, determination and skill with which we have ventured into space, we can make 'this island Earth' a better planet on which to live' (NASA SP-250, foreword).
Estimate $700-900


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Kodak, George M. Low, American people of German descent, Apollo 1, Apollo 11, Aviation, Buzz Aldrin, Civil awards and decorations of the United States, NASA, Neil Armstrong, Spaceflight

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