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Unidentified Photographer

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
102
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:

Unidentified Photographer
Two photographs of the Saturn IB rocket heading to Space, Apollo 7, October 1968. NASA HQ caption on the verso of the gelatin silver print. One vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso and one vintage gelatin silver print, image sizes to 9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (24.0 x 19.2 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Vertical ripple in color image; scattered handling crimps at right side of black and white image.

N.B. After completing a successful liftoff for NASA's first manned flight in the Apollo program (first photograph), the Saturn IB space vehicle carrying the Apollo 7 astronauts is photographed more than 35,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean by an airborne precision photographic system aboard a C-135 aircraft (second photograph). This Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System (ALOTS) provides 'information on launch vehicle during the early launch, stage separation and reentry phases of the flight' (NASA caption).
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

Kodak, Apollo 7, Apollo program, Chromogenic print, Outer space, Saturn, Saturn IB, Spaceflight, United States

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