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    NASA's "Early Days" Collection of Photos. A fun grouping, nine items. (1) A 13.5" x 10.25" B&W photo of the Mercury Seven astronauts, all with cowboy hats and sheriff's badges, mounted and framed (no glass) to an overall 22.25" x 18.5". (2-3) A 14" x 11" sepia print of some cows grazing in a field, a very important field to space enthusiasts as it is the land where the Manned Spacecraft Center would be built. Patnesky told the story that it took a very long time to get the shot he wanted because the lead cow would never look his way. Also, a 10" x 8" color silk finish of a cropped version of the same photo with press caption on the verso. (4-7) Four 10" x 8" B&W glossies with 1962 dates of a windmill and sheds on the same piece of land mentioned above. (8) Another 1962 glossy picturing Dr. Robert Gilruth a congressional delegation. Three-hole punched. (9) A 1963 glossy of artist conceptions of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo spacecraft. Three-hole punched and light damage at top. Generally excellent. From the personal collection of longtime NASA photojournalist Andrew "Pat" Patnesky.

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