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    Project Mercury Signed B&W Photograph, 10" x 8". Taken July 12, 1962, the original Mercury astronauts are pictured around a table admiring an Atlas model. Signed "Alan B. Shepard Jr.," "Walter M. Schirra Jr." "John H. Glenn Jr." (rare in full), "Virgil I. Grissom," "M. Scott Carpenter," "Donald K. Slayton," and "Leroy G. Cooper Jr." Schirra's signature is a bit light; Carpenter's is smudged. 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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