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Collage of lunar photographs - NASA - 1966. 
1966 - (NASA). Collage of lunar photographs. No place: No publisher [NASA?], circa 1966. Twenty-five black-and-white photographic prints measuring 7-1/2 by 8 inches each, mounted in a collage of five rows, matted and framed, entire piece measures 48 by 48 inches. $8500.Large and compelling collage of 25 vintage lunar photographs, offering detailed views of the Moon's cratered surface, handsomely framed."The lunar surface," wrote astronomer Carl Sagan, "offers eloquent testimony of a previous age of the destruction of worlds, now billions of years gone." The 25 black-and-white photographs in this collage provide detailed views of that bleak, beautiful landscape. They probably date from the mid- to late-1960s, when NASA was scouting suitable Apollo landing sites. Among the impact craters and "seas" (plains of solidified lava) visible in natural and dramatic chiaroscuro is the Sea of Tranquility, where Neil Armstrong took his "small step for man". [and] giant leap for mankind" on July 20, 1969. A fascinating framed piece in fine condition.
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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