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Unidentified Photographer

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
18
Sold for:
$615$500

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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 Aurora 7 spacecraft on top of its Atlas Booster and its recovery in the Atlantic Ocean after three orbits, Mercury-Atlas 7, May 1962. Stamped "D4C 9290" and "D4C 9016," respectively, on the verso u.r., each with 1967 McDonnell Douglas stamps on the verso u.l. Vintage chromogenic prints on fiber-based Kodak paper with "A Kodak Paper" watermark on the verso, image sizes to 10 1/2 x 8 in. (26.5 x 20.3 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Minor crease to u.r. corner of first print.

N.B. Aurora 7 Mercury Spacecraft No. 18 is seen after mating to the Atlas Booster at Launch Complex 14 at the Cape (first image). Due to lack of fuel, Carpenter overshot his planned reentry mark and Aurora 7 splashed down 250 miles from target near Puerto Rico (second image).
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, McDonnell Douglas, Puerto Rico, Atlas, Chromogenic, Mercury-Atlas 7, Outer space, Project Mercury, Spaceflight

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