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NASA, Apollo 11 Mission, photograph of the astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin standing on the lunar floor, the 20th July 1969, rare large vintage chromogenic print on matt "A Kodak Paper"
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NASA, Apollo 11 Mission, photograph of the astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin standing on the lunar floor, the 20th July 1969, rare large vintage chromogenic print on matt "A Kodak Paper" Collector Square Ref: 37 91 25

$ 47,740

Condition : Very good condition
Gender : Ladies, Men
Year : 1969
Material : Paper
Category : Photograph
Image size : 51,5 x 41 cm

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Exceptional large vintage NASA's Apollo 11 Mission photograph of the astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin standing on the lunar floor, the 20th July 1969. Large vintage chromogenic print on matt "A Kodak Paper" mounted tightly on cardboard.

It is the most iconic photograph of the History of space conquest taken by Neil Armstrong few minutes after Buzz Aldrin set the foot on the Lunar surface.

In the visor of Buzz Aldrin is reflected the silhouette of Neil Armstrong. The "Must Have" of any collection.

NASA’s Apollo 11 mission’s large format photographs are rare. They have been produced in order to be exposed or to be given to important personalities, particularly to the leaders of NASA’s "contractors" (companies under contract with NASA who were responsible for developing particular aspects of the American space program).

These large-format photographs were thus often presented in the premises of directorates or personalities. Their iconic status made them true trophies of war: the brilliant success of the American space conquest is inscribed in the marble of the History of Humanity.

From the mid-1970s, these photographs were naturally set aside and forgotten. Very few have been preserved until now. They subsequently became one of the most significant testimonies of the most important moment in the history of the human space conquest: Man’s first step on the Moon.

Thanks: We thank Mister Phinera, consultant specialized in 20th century photography, for his help in the authentication and the writing of our notes.

Condition: Very good vintage condition, paper mounted on board.

Dimensions: 51,5 x 41 cm.

Each object is vintage and may show signs of wear.

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