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James Lovell (American, b. 1928)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
53
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$738$600

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

Description:

James Lovell (American, b. 1928)
Full Moon rising over the Earth, Gemini 7, December 1965. Numbered 'NASA S-65-63872' (NASA MSC) in red on the recto u.l. margin, NASA MSC caption on the verso. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. (18.3 x 19.3 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Possible color shifting.

N.B. 'Once the Apollo program was under way, it dawned on me that soon somebody was going to be taking a picture of the Earth from the Moon, so I took this picture of the Moon,' Lovell recalled. 'When we got there on Apollo 8, we took the Earthrise photograph; they were like before-and-after pictures' (Schick and Van Haaften, p. 55).

Literature: Thomas, pp. 118-19; Schick and Van Haaften, p. 55.
Estimate $500-700


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Kodak, James Lovell, Van Haaften, Schick Haaften, Apollo 8, Apollo program, Civil awards and decorations of the United States, Earthrise, Jim Lovell, Lovell, NASA, Outer space, Project Gemini, Spaceflight

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