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Auction: Auction 20.05.1994
was auctioned on: 20 May 1994
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NIXON, RICHARD MILHOUS, President . Photograph signed ("Richard Nixon") as President, also signed by THE ENTIRE APOLLO II CREW: Neil Armstrong ("Neil Armstrong"), Buzz Aldrin ("Buzz Aldrin"), Michael Collins ("Michael Collins"), n.p. [on board the ai...

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Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500
Price realised:  US$10,350
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NIXON, RICHARD MILHOUS, President . Photograph signed ("Richard Nixon") as President, also signed by THE ENTIRE APOLLO II CREW: Neil Armstrong ("Neil Armstrong"), Buzz Aldrin ("Buzz Aldrin"), Michael Collins ("Michael Collins"), n.p. [on board the aircraft carrier U.S.S Hornet ], n.d. [21 June 1969]. 280 x 355 mm. (11 x 14 in.) including mount. A good-quality color photograph of the three Apollo II crewmembers, in NASA uniforms, looking out of the small window of their quarantine quarters on the Hornet . President Nixon stands to the right, applauding. Signed by Nixon and the three Astronauts in the lower margin of the mount. NIXON AND THE APOLLO II CREW, THE DAY AFTER THEIR WALK ON THE MOON A photograph taken hours after the Apollo II crewmen returned to Earth from their historic moon-walk mission of 20 June 1969. In his memoir, Men From Earth , Aldrin relates that after being picked up by the carrier Hornet , "our first quarantine quarters were in a modified aluminum trailer on the hanger deck...Neil, Mike, and I dressed in blue flying suits and went to the window, where President Nixon officially welcomed us back. Nixon had a reputation for being cold and calculating, but on this morning in the western Pacific, he actually danced a little jig when he saw us. I was beginning to understand how historic our flight had been..." The present example of this photograph reportedly belonged to Aldrin.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 20.05.1994
Date of the auction: 20 May 1994
Address: Christie's
New York, Park Avenue