ISP - Inscribed Signed PhotoInscribed signed photo by all three Apollo 11 astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Glossy 10" x 8" black and white photo of the Apollo 11 crew on their first evening out of quarantine after their return to earth posing with three executives of the Rice Hotel on August 12, 1969, signed and inscribed in black felt tip "To Lance-With best wishes-Neil Armstrong," and "Buzz Aldrin," and "M Collins."
This photo is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the photo's original recipient, who is also in the photo.
In part: "The very first public welcoming took place in Houston, Texas at the famous Rice Hotel...just before they were introduced and welcomed...there was a very small reception one hour prior to the main reception for about 30 persons...I was National Sales Manager...of the Rice Hotel and I arranged to have a photographer be available...and had this picture taken [left-to-right are: Lance Livingston, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Leo Marcott (Food and Beverage Manager of Hotel), Mike Collins and Carl Suhrland (General Manager of Hotels)]. I asked the astronauts if they would sign the picture ...Very few persons can imagine how excited, and fortunate, I was to be one of the very first human beings on earth to meet...each of the Astronauts who were the first humans to land on the moon!!!! I am still thrilled after all of these years."
In very good condition, with scattered creases to edges, corners, and image, and a slight edge tear to the lower left corner, none affecting signatures. Taken on their first evening out of quarantine after their return to earth, this image captures a historic moment.