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3048M Marlborough
November 2, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

William Anders (American, b. 1933), Frank Borman (American, b. 1928), or James Lovell (American, b. 1928)

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


William Anders (American, b. 1933), Frank Borman (American, b. 1928), or James Lovell (American, b. 1928)
Earth, the blue planet, 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.
Condition: Minor imperfection in right side of Earth, probably bleedthrough from a mark on the verso.

N.B. 'At the time this picture was made, the Apollo 8 spacecraft was about 97,000 nautical miles from Earth, and was traveling at a speed of 6,084 feet per second. As the spacecraft continued its trans-Earth course, the Apollo 8 crew noted that 'Earth was getting larger' and that they were looking forward to being home' (https://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/apollo/apollo8/html/s68-56045.html). "It was the only object in the universe that we could see that had color," said Borman. "It was beautiful, blue with white clouds, serene and majestic. It was home' (Jacobs, p. 34). The NASA negative number is AS8-15-2580.
Estimate $500-700

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Kodak, James Lovell