Neil Armstrong (American, 1930-2012)
Buzz Aldrin surveys the Tranquility Base landing site, Apollo 11, July 1969. Large-format vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image/sheet size 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27.5 x 35.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Cracks in the emulsion at sheet corners, subtle handling creases l.l.
N.B. "In my own view, the important achievement of Apollo was a demonstration that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited," Armstrong said in a rare public appearance to mark the 30th anniversary of the Moon landing. The NASA negative number is AS11-40-5948.
Literature: Thomas, pp. 202-03; Hope, p. 18.
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