Lot 184: Robert Oppenheimer

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:06:08

Lot 184: Brilliant American physicist (1904–1967) who directed the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and who spearheaded the Manhattan Project. FDC with a cachet honoring the 100th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institute, signed in black ink, "J. R. Oppenheimer." In fine condition. A particularly appropriate choice of cover, canceled on August 10, 1946—almost exactly the one-year anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki—and associated with the historical progress of science as preserved by the Smithsonian. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $800-1000
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