Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Elliot See Signed Color Photo Directly from the Personal Collection of Lola Morrow. An original 8" x 10" NASA lithographed portrait of See in a business suit next to the U.S. flag, captioned "Elliot M. See, Jr." He has signed in the upper left corner: "With best wishes to Lola - our girl Friday who takes care of more things that I could count - many thanks - Elliot See". Elliot See (1927-1966) was chosen as part of the second group of astronauts in September 1962. He was backup pilot for Gemini 5 and was slated as commander of Gemini 9 before a tragic training mission plane crash took his (and astronaut Charles Bassett's) life on February 28, 1966. See was born in Dallas, Texas and went to high school at Highland Park, just a few miles from Heritage Headquarters; he was recently named as a Distinguished Alumni of that school for the year 2010. A scarce autograph, especially desirable with its association to a NASA insider. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a handwritten, signed letter of authenticity from Ms. Morrow. It reads, in part: "Elliot was fairly quiet & very detailed minded. I once typed a memo from Neil [Armstrong] to him. In reading it, Elliot told me that I had made a typing error and was quite vocal. This upset me. After checking with Neil that I had not made a mistake, he signed the photo to me. I was taken back by his kind words. I think it was his way of an apology."


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,192

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 October 23 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 June 22 - 23 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential &  Political Americana, Part V - Dallas
    2019 June 22 - 23 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $746,362