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    Mercury Seven Astronauts: Large Color Photo Signed by All plus Two McDonnell Executives. An amazing signed photo, one that we've never before handled. Offered here to some lucky collector is a 10.25" x 13.25" color photo of the Mercury capsule, taken at the McDonnell factory in 1961, with all seven of the Mercury astronauts surrounding it along with James S. McDonnell, the founder and president of McDonnell Aircraft Corp. and Walter Burke, then the vice president. It is matted and framed to an overall 17" x 21". It is signed by all pictured near their images: "Best regards to Paul from. The Mercury Astronauts--/ and many thanks for/ all the help---/ Gus Grissom", "J S McDonnell", "Alan Shepard", "Scott Carpenter", "Walter Burke", "Gordon Cooper", "D K Slayton", "Walter M Schirra Jr", and "J H Glenn Jr". There is a period typewritten label on the verso that reads: "Given to Paul M. Sturtevant/ NASA, Houston, Texas". This is an item that would be a stand out in any collection, private or institutional, a rarely seen photo in a large format with not only the astronauts' signatures but those of the two men most responsible for getting the Mercury capsule built. The signatures are all clear and bold. Excellent with just a small amount of fading to the photo. From the personal collection of Gemini Program Office special assistant and longtime NASA employee, Paul M. Sturtevant.

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    November, 2013
    1st Friday
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