Earthrise, the first ever photo of planet Earth taken from the moon, could fetch $200,000 in a New York auction

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One of the most famous photographs of mankind is Earthrise, taken from lunar orbit by astronaut William Anders on December 24, 1968, during the Apollo 8 mission. The iconic photograph Earthrise is for sale. The image displays an emerging Planet Earth, and some of the moon’s surface and is expected to fetch up to $200,000. Forbes shared, “This photo is massively important to both the history of human endeavor and our understanding of our home planet’s place in the Universe,” said Alex Clausen, President and CEO of Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps.

This image taken by astronaut William Anders is thought to be Earth Rise. While it is the first image taken by a human on the moon. It is not the first Earth Rise photo. Image – NASA

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps will bring along a particularly rare kind of “Earthrise.” “Today, collector interest in space-related photographic materials has increased substantially, with Earthrise images seen as the most desirable of all space photographs.” Clausen stated, “To our knowledge, the example we will be exhibiting at the NYIABF is the largest printing of this photo from August 1966 to have been on the market,” said Clausen. “It has provenance to the collection of a veteran of Boeing’s Public Relations and Advertising Department who joined the company in 1961. The photo comes with additional contemporary documents supporting its dating to 1966.”
The photograph will be sold at the 62nd New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) at the Park Avenue Armory from April 21- 24, 2022.

The photograph will be sold at the 62nd New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) at the Park Avenue Armory from April 21- 24, 2022.

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