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Attributed to Dean Conger (American, b. 1927)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
9
Sold for:
$1,169$950

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

Description:

Attributed to Dean Conger (American, b. 1927)
President Kennedy congratulates astronaut Alan Shepard, the first American in space, and decides to go to the Moon, May 8, 1961. Vintage gelatin silver print, image size 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (18.9 x 24.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Minor wear at corners of sheet.

N.B. President Kennedy presents Shepard with the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in a ceremony on the White House lawn. Shepard's wife and mother were in attendance, as well as the other six Mercury astronauts and NASA officials. Two weeks later, Kennedy would deliver the celebrated speech describing his goals for the nation's space effort in front of Congress: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth."
Estimate $300-500


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

Kennedy, Dean Conger, Alan Shepard, Apollo 14, Astronaut, Aviation, Civil awards and decorations of the United States, John F. Kennedy, Mercury Seven, NASA, Spaceflight

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