Lot #7025
Mercury Seven Signed Photograph

Rare oversized photograph fully signed by the Mercury Seven

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Estimate: $4000+


Rare oversized photograph fully signed by the Mercury Seven

Ultra-rare vintage color glossy 13.75 x 11 photo of the Mercury Seven astronauts in front of an F-106 Delta Dart, signed in ink by all seven: "Scott Carpenter," "Gordon Cooper," "J. H. Glenn, Jr.," "Gus Grissom," "Wally Schirra," "Alan B. Shepard, Jr.," and "D. K. Slayton." In very good to fine condition, with small flecks of emulsion loss, uniform toning to the image, and fading to Schirra's signature, which remains mostly readable.

Taken at Langley Air Force Base on January 20, 1961, the day of John F. Kennedy's inauguration, this photograph pictures the seven original test pilots chosen from a field of hundreds eager to become America's first astronauts. It is exceedingly rare to find this iconic image in such a large size, fully signed, and uninscribed. A spectacular piece of early NASA history.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space Exploration
  • Dates: #646 - Ended October 20, 2022

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