William Anders (American, b. 1933), Frank Borman (American, b. 1928), or James Lovell (American, b. 1928)
Earth during the homeward journey, Apollo 8, December 1968. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (19.2 x 24.0 cm), unmatted.
N.B. 'We were fighter pilots and test pilots out to do a job,' said William Anders. 'But all of us either transcended that or were jerked out of it by the view of the Earth as a sphere about the size of your fist at the end of your arm. When those views came back by television and in photographs, mankind could see for the first time that it existed on a very small, fragile, finite Earth' (Schick and Van Haaften, p. 95). The NASA negative number is AS8-15-2561.
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