Appealing group lot of seven vintage original NASA photos, each color and glossy finished, ranging in size from 8 x 10 to 11 x 8.5, containing images of President John F. Kennedy during his inspection tour of NASA installations at the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation plant in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 12, 1962. Photos include: Kennedy exiting Air Force One upon arrival at Lambert-St. Louis Municipal Airport; Kennedy preparing to ascend a speaking platform; Kennedy delivering remarks to employees on the tarmac; Kennedy shaking hands with Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, James S. McDonnell; and Kennedy viewing a mock-up of the Gemini space capsule. Also includes a head-and-shoulders portrait of President Kennedy, with reverse bearing NASA caption text and dated April 21, 1965. Reverse of other photos bear McDonnell Aircraft Corporation stamps, and reverse of all photos feature "A Kodak Paper" watermarks. In overall very good to fine condition, with some crazing and creasing, and binder dings to edges. From the M. Edward Thomas Collection.
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