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Neil Armstrong

Buzz Aldrin and the American flag on the Sea of Tranquillity

Apollo 11, July 16-24, 1969, 110:10:33 GET

Large-format presentation vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based paper, 27.1 x 34.1cm, flush-mounted on original 30 x 37cm NASA card [NASA AS11-40-5875]
30 x 37cm
Literature
Chaikin, Space, p. 53; Reynolds, pp. 2-3; Thomas, p. 194-195.
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Lot Essay

“Nothing can replace the pictures that were taken on the first visit to the lunar surface. Those are always going to stand out.”
Buzz Aldrin (Jacobs, p. 15)

“The pictures were of such clarity and startling starkness. I thought ‘Not only did we do this, but we brought back amazing documentation’. These weren’t grainy B&W photos. You could see every rivet, every fold in the flag.”
Michael Collins (Jacobs, p. 15)

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