DescriptionNASA Astronaut Group Three Original Portrait by Ralph Morse, with Two Additional Photos, All from Buzz Aldrin's Personal Collection. Three 14" x 11" photos total in this lot. (1) Ralph Morse was a LIFE Magazine staff photographer that covered the NASA Space program from its beginnings. Offered here is a heavyweight B&W photo of the third group of astronauts chosen, all posed on a stage in business suits. This group included Aldrin, Collins, Cernan, Bean, Scott, Gordon, and others, fourteen total. On the verso is stamped: "69036/ C-2-22/ Ralph Morse/ Feb 5, 1964". Several autographs could possibly be obtained on this rare photo. Thumbtack holes in corners and some creasing, overall very good. (2) Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin are all seated in at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in this color image on Kodak professional paper, taken at a thirtieth anniversary gathering where they received their Samuel P. Langley medals. Some creasing, fine. (3) A heavyweight B&W photo of Buzz Aldrin meeting Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 at the White House, possibly an official WH image. Marginal repaired tear, some creasing, very good.
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