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    Project Mercury Astronauts Large Signed Color Photograph Taken the Day JFK was Inaugurated, 12.5" x 9.5" (visible), framed to 14.5" x 11.5". Signed "M. Scott Carpenter," "Leroy G. Cooper, Jr." "J.H. Glenn Jr.," "Virgil I. Grissom," "Walter M. Schirra, Jr.," "Alan B. Shepard Jr.," and "Donald K. Slayton." The photo is faded, removing most of the color, as are, partially, Schirra and Slayton's signatures. Surface cracks do not materially affect the photo's appearance. Inscribed in an unknown hand at the bottom "To Terri & Sheri/ With Warmest Personal Regards/ The Mercury Astronauts." The seven Project Mercury astronauts are standing beside a Convair 106-B aircraft at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, in their flight suits. On the day this photograph was taken, January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy was inaugurated the 35th President of the United States in Washington, D.C. Signed with their rare, desirable, early signatures. Carpenter soon dropped the "M." from his signature, Cooper dropped "Leroy G." for "Gordon," Slayton changed "Donald K." to "D.K.," Grissom signed "Gus" instead of "Virgil I.,", and Schirra signed "W.M." instead of "Walter M." From the collection of renowned former physical trainer of the astronauts Joe Garino. This lot is accompanied by a signed certificate of authentication from Garino verifying its provenance.

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    September, 2007
    20th Thursday
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