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    NASA Astronauts Group Two Color Photo Signed on the Mat, Originally from the Jim Rathmann Collection. A 9.5" x 7.5" reprinted color photo of the second group of astronauts chosen by NASA in September 1962 lightly attached to an 11.75" x 10.875" piece of matboard. The so-called "New Nine" are standing and kneeling in two rows; their signatures beneath the photo are in two matching rows: "Elliot See", "James McDivitt", "James Lovell", "Edward H. White II", "Thomas P. Stafford", [and beneath] "Charles Conrad Jr", "Frank Borman", "Neil Armstrong", and "John Young". It is inscribed at the bottom by Ed White II: "To Jim, A 'Real Race Driver,'/ With Best Regards,". Jim Rathmann was a race car driver whose Chevrolet dealership near the Cape supplied the astronauts with Corvettes and such at attractive prices. He was a part of the astronaut's inner group of friends. As is often the case, the original photo and mat have faded somewhat due to exposure to light while framed. The photo has been replaced with a modern reprint and the original is also included. The signatures are all neat and dark. Overall about fine condition.

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    November, 2014
    12th Wednesday
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