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    Mercury Seven Astronauts Photo Signed by All with early forms of their signatures. A 10" x 8" B&W photo, taken July 12, 1962, picturing the original Mercury astronauts around a table admiring an Atlas rocket model. Signed as follows: "Alan B. Shepard Jr.", "Walter M. Schirra Jr.", "John H. Glenn Jr.", "Virgil I. Grissom", "M. Scott Carpenter", "Donald K. Slayton", and "Leroy G. Cooper Jr.". This desirable and historic photo is signed with the astronauts' rare, early signature forms: Carpenter would soon drop the "M." from his signature; Cooper would drop "Leroy G." for "Gordon"; Slayton would change "Donald K." to "D.K."; Grissom would sign "Gus" instead of "Virgil I."; and Schirra would later sign "W.M." instead of "Walter M.". Very fine condition with a bit of crinkling in the lower right quadrant.

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    October, 2008
    7th Tuesday
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