Mercury Astronauts

Large Signed Photograph of Gordon Cooper’s Tickertape Parade up Broadway.

Photograph Signed “To Anthony Cipriano / With Best regards - / Gordon Cooper.” Black and white, 11” x 14”. Signed in tickertape area with adequate contrast. Light rippling at top and bottom. Fine condition.

On May 15, 1963, the last Mercury manned mission was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Named “Faith 7,” the spacecraft piloted by Cooper completed 22 Earth orbits in one day, 10 hours, 19 min, 49 seconds, with splashdown on May 16, 1963.

With his wife and Vice President Johnson seated next to him, astronaut Gordon Cooper waves to crowds during his tickertape parade up Broadway to New York City Hall on May 22, 1963. Seated next to him are his wife and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. Unofficial estimates put the crowd along the route at 4 to 4.5 million. Penned on verso “Photo by / Orlando Fernandez / W.T. & Sun [“New York World Telegram & Sun” staff photographer] / from 5th Floor – Bway & Cedar St / Hung out on ledge held by – 2 Men - / Cooper said it was the ‘greatest / picture taken of the Parade.’” Also penned “Cooper / Signature / obtained by Jim Sparks / (personally) March 1980.”

Ex-Anthony J. Cipriano. Dr. Cipriano, a member of the National Space Institute and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is the author of “America’s Journeys Into Space: The Astronauts of the United States.”

Item: 52473

Price: $300.00
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