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[PROJECT MERCURY]. A PAIR OF PHOTO LITHOGRAPHS SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JOHN GLENN AND ALAN SHEPARD TO MYRA TAUB

FROM THE ESTATE OF NASA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER BILL TAUB

[PROJECT MERCURY]. A PAIR OF PHOTO LITHOGRAPHS SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JOHN GLENN AND ALAN SHEPARD TO MYRA TAUB

[PROJECT MERCURY]. A PAIR OF PHOTO LITHOGRAPHS SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JOHN GLENN AND ALAN SHEPARD TO MYRA TAUB

FROM THE ESTATE OF NASA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER BILL TAUB

A PAIR OF VINTAGE PHOTOLITHOGRAPHS INSCRIBED TO BILL TAUB'S DAUGHTER, MYRA 

JOHN GLENN IN HIS SILVER SPACESUIT, AND THE LAUNCH OF MERCURY REDSTONE 3


Vintage color photolithograph, image taken by Bill Taub, 8 by 10 inches, SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JOHN GLENN: "BEST REGARDS TO MYRA | AND SORRY WE'VE KEPT YOUR | DAD BUSY AWAY FROM | HOME SO MUCH. WORLD'S | BEST PHOTOG — RIGHT? RIGHT! | JOHN H GLENN JR. | APOLLO ASTRONAUT."

Vintage color photolithograph, image taken by Bill Taub, 6 by 9 inches, SIGNED and INSCRIBED by ALAN SHEPARD: "TO MYRA — | ALAN B. SHEPARD."


Myra, to whom these are inscribed, was the daughter of Bill Taub. As NASA's senior photographer, Taub was away from home for as many as 150 days a year, travelling to training sessions, shuttle launches, and recovery sites. Glenn's inscription warmly captures the grueling nature of Taub's schedule, and also the high regard in which NASA's astronauts held him. 


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