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Thomas Stafford (American, b. 1930)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
55
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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

Description:

Thomas Stafford (American, b. 1930)
Gemini 7 orbits the Earth, Gemini 6, December 1965. Large-format vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image/sheet size 11 x 13 1/4 in. (27.7 x 33.5 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Minor emulsion losses at corners and upper and lower edges.

N.B. Thomas Stafford and Walter Schirra aboard Gemini 6 spacecraft photographed Gemini 7 piloted by James Lovell and Frank Borman. Gemini 6 and 7 were maneuvered, as Schirra put it, 'window to window and nose to nose,' close enough to wave to each other through the portholes (https://www.nasa.gov/50th/50th_magazine/humanFactor.html). In the nose of the spacecraft, two circular radar receivers and a larger, round parachute installation are visible. The NASA negative number is S-65-63188.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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.

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