Two early items: a TLS signed "Walter M. Schirra, Jr.," one page, 7.75 x 10, Project Mercury letterhead, October 16, 1961, to Miss Marquita Park, in part: "Thank you for your note and for your interest in our project. I have enclosed the photograph you requested and hope this is satisfactory. I am honored that you wish to add my photograph to your collection"; and an official vintage glossy 7.75 x 9.75 black and white publicity portrait, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Best wishes Marquita, Walter M. Schirra, Jr.," adding the Mercury 7 symbol below. In overall fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges. From The Bill Lende Collection.
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