Sale 20142
Voyage to Another World: The Victor Martin-Malburet Photograph Collection
Online 6 - 20 November 2020
Literature

Hope, p. 46; Cortright, p. 150; NASA SP-350, p. 38.

An extremely rare large-format of this major photograph of space exploration, the first showing a human being in space.

“Within days of splashdown, McDivitt’s pictures appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, marking a turning point in the role photography played in the space program and in the popular conception of manned space exploration” (Schick and Van Haaften, p. 13).

“I wasn’t the only one who felt the power of those images from space,” noted space historian Andrew Chaikin. “Countless people saw them and understood their basic message: this was the edge of human experience” (Chaikin, Space, p. 12).

“When I saw these photographs for the first time I couldn’t believe it. I thought of Buck Rogers. It was scary to look at that stuff in the dark room with the lights out. When you saw those pictures gleaming up from a light table it gave you goose bumps.”
Les Gaver, former photography director, Public Affairs, NASA (Schick and Van Haaften, p. 34)

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