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Unidentified Photographer

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
20
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Unidentified Photographer
Four photographs depicting Gordon Cooper's rendezvous with the Atlas rocket for his ride through space, Mercury-Atlas 9, May 15, 1963. NASA HQ and MSC captions on the verso, one numbered 'NASA S-63-6336' in black on the recto u.r. Vintage gelatin silver prints, image sizes to 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Scattered minor handling crimps.

N.B. Gordon Cooper set out from his living quarters at Hangar "S" and walked pass the waiting press to the elevator which was to take him for a rendezvous with a rocket and a flight around the world 22 times through space (NASA captions).
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

Gordon Cooper, B. Gordon Cooper, Atlas, Government of the United States, NASA, Spaceflight

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