Dec 11, 2014 - Sale 2370

Sale 2370 - Lot 186

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Small album with 35 snapshots of a television screen as Apollo 11 made its historic moon landing. A sequence of images documenting the televised spacecraft in flight, the landing, the desolate lunar surface and space beyond, and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Some shots with the screen caption detailing the countown to the landing, one with the caption "Lunar Module Has Landed on Moon" and another that says "Live From the Surface of the Moon." The pair of astronauts are shown stepping on the moon's surface (The Sea of Tranquility), and next to the planted American flag; later images show President Richard Nixon in conversation with the astronauts. Silver prints, each 3 inches (7.6 cm.) square. 16mo, oblong vivid blue plastic album with plastic spiral binding; each photograph slipped into a plastic sleeve. 1969