Lot 5003: Unique 8 x 10 photo of the Mercury Freedom 7 prior to launch, neatly mounted and lacquered on a 12 x 14 wooden frame, and prominently signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Guenter Wendt, whose discipline and contribution made this day possible, Alan B Shepard, Jr." In very good condition, with aforementioned lacquering of photo to wooden frame, uniform toning (most significantly to edges), and overall heavy fading to image, consistent with long-term display; the signature and inscription remain pristine. A wonderful piece of space history, boldly signed by America's original astronaut to NASA's renowned launch pad leader.
RR Auction's The Nasa Collection of Leon Ford Auction 455
Thursday, 25th June 2015
Estimate: $800 - 1200
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