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Unidentified Photographer

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
54
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
Three photographs depicting James Lovell and Frank Borman's return to Earth after a record-breaking 14-day mission in space, Gemini 7, December 1965. Color image numbered 'NASA S-66-15802' (NASA MSC) in red on the recto u.l. margin, NASA MSC caption on the verso; gelatin silver prints with NASA KSC captions and RCA stamps on the verso. One vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso and two vintage gelatin silver prints, image sizes to 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (18.3 x 24.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Minor scattered handling crimps on the gelatin silver prints.

N.B. Borman and Lovell in their Gemini 7 spacecraft safely landed in the Atlantic after 220 orbits, establishing an endurance record in space. They appear weary and a bit stooped in Earth's gravity after 14 days of weightlessness, but the exultation is plain as they alight from the rescue helicopter on the deck of the carrier USS Wasp (Mason, p. 108).
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, James Lovell, Apollo 8, Aviation, Chromogenic print, Civil awards and decorations of the United States, Frank Borman, Gelatin silver process, Jim Lovell, NASA, Photographic processes, Project Gemini, Spaceflight, United States

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