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Unidentified Photographer

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
12
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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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 John Glenn training before America's first orbital spaceflight, Mercury-Atlas 6, 1962. Vintage chromogenic prints on fiber-based Kodak paper with "EKC" watermark, image sizes to 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.0 x 18.9 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Several matte areas at top and bottom and subtle emulsion cracks in l.r. corner of second image.

N.B. These rare color views show John Glenn, fully suited up, strapped into the prototype net couch during weight and balance tests. During the high G loads on the astronaut at liftoff and reentry, the couch supported his body, and a perfect fit was very important.
Estimate $400-600


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, John Glenn, Atmospheric entry, Chromogenic, EKC, Flight, Mercury-Atlas 6, Outer space, Photographic processes, Project Mercury, Spaceflight

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