NASA Apollo 11 Moon Landing Photo 1969. A rare and unique find of an historical relic - this classic photo that made the cover of National Geographic is an original print from Henry Printing, the company selected to make the first high quality prints of the image. This iconic vintage Apollo 11 photograph of Buzz Aldrin on the moon was printed in 1969 shortly after the mission from the color separations provided by NASA's imaging vendor - a second set of separations from the ones they provided to National Geographic (partial story below and full story pictured in the letter). Measures 8.5 x 11 total with border, 7 x 10 photo area.
Text under the photo reads APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING. July 20, 1969" "NASA PHOTO - - SEPARATIONS BY SEIDEL-FARRIS-CLARK TOLEDO OHIO.
According to the letter (which will be included) This reproduction was recently uncovered in the archives of Henry Printing and the story behind the picture is that this is the first printed image of man walking on the moon. Who produced the color separations. Henry Printing also did color work for NASA. Tom Clark called Charles Henry to offer a duplicate set of [separations].
The letter was sent in 2001 after the archives were discovered. A conversation with the printer confirmed that the print was made in 1969 and that "reproduction" in the letter refers to the fact that the original was from the separations used for the magazine printing. Anything printed after that or from a different set of separations would be considered a reproduction. This sale includes the print, perfectly crisp and clear and still sealed in a loose plastic outer cover, along with the original letter from the printer and a printer spec sheet.
Everything is in great condition. You will receive everything pictured here. From a smoke-free, pet-free home.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Astronauts & Space Travel\Exploration Missions\Apollo". The seller is "affordablefloors" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States.