Lot #92
Elon Musk Original Photograph

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Estimate: $100+


Original glossy 5 x 7 candid photo of Elon Musk as a 23-year-old senior at the University of Pennsylvania, showing him seated with his girlfriend, Jennifer Gwynne, and another friend at an RA staff meeting. In very good condition, with two vertical scratches, old tape in the bottom border, and tape-related emulsion loss to the top.

Musk and Gwynne (pictured here with the plastic party knife) began dating in the fall semester of the 1994-1995 school year when they both lived and worked as Resident Advisors (RAs) in the ‘Spruce Street’ part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Quadrangle dorm. In 1995, after graduating from Penn with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School, Musk migrated to Stanford University where had been accepted into the school's Ph.D. program in materials science. He left after two days to join the Internet boom and launch his first startup.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #643 - Ended September 14, 2022