Lot 489: Uncommon semi-glossy 6.75 x 10 photo of Armstrong during his visit to the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Company, signed in the lower border in black felt tip. A trimmed right edge, slight scattered creasing, some rippling to upper and lower borders, and trivial brushing to a portion of the last name, otherwise fine condition. The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Company in Alexandria, Virginia—which boasts America's first president among its past members, and is accordingly often referred to as 'George Washington's Fire Engine Co.'—welcomed Neil Armstrong into its ranks on February 18, 1970, when he was made an honorary member. A wonderful and rarely seen photo from one of the many celebratory events following Armstrong's historic mission to the moon.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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