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Lot #104
Elon Musk Original Photograph (1995)

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Original color glossy 5.75 x 4 candid photo of Elon Musk driving his BMW as a 23-year-old senior at the University of Pennsylvania. In very fine condition.

This photo was taken by Musk’s girlfriend, Jennifer Gwynne, who he 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.

According to Gwynne: ‘Elon driving his BMW on the streets of Philadelphia. We were heading out to see Pulp Fiction on one of our first dates off campus. We had to sit in the front row it was so crowded—a very weird movie to see (up close) with a new beau.’

Auction Info

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