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Unidentified Photographer

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
94
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$3,075$2,500

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

Description:

Unidentified Photographer
The first Saturn V rocket rises from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Apollo 4, November 9, 1967. Numbered 'NASA S-67-49969' in red on the recto u.r. 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 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (24.0 x 18.3 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Minor wear to u.l. corner of sheet.

N.B. Apollo 4 was the first of the 'big shots,' the test launch of the colossal three-stage Saturn V rocket that would take men to the Moon. Even three miles away the blast blew in the window of CBS television's mobile studio, subjecting the broadcaster Walter Cronkite and his technicians to a sound roar of 120 decibels. 'Go, baby, go,' Wernher von Braun was heard to shout (Poole, p. 85).

Literature: Chaikin, Space, pp. 76-77.
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

Kodak, 2nd millennium, Apollo 4, Contemporary history, NASA, Operation Paperclip, Saturn, Spaceflight

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