Lot 498: Uncommon circa 1962 cardstock 18 x 24 poster with a patriotic color scheme featuring a large image of Glenn, headed, "New Concord Salutes John H. Glenn Jr., Lt. Col. USMC." The other members of the 'Mercury Seven' are listed below. In very good condition, with a diagonal crease to the lower right corner, a few light stains (most noticeably to upper left), and some small edge chips and tears. Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962, and received a hero's welcome when he returned to his hometown of New Concord, Ohio, on March 3. A parade was held in his honor, and over 50,000 people lined the two-mile long route to see the great astronaut.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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