Rocketmen

Working with the collection feels somewhat like deep diving into a „dark well“.

  1. U.S. Air force Photo, Space Systems Division
    Printed in 1962
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    20 x 25 cm
    Stamped and numbered

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  2. It’s a scene that could have been lifted straight from the set of Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 cinematic classic Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Gleaming in gelatin silver, five US Army men, decorations hanging from the breast pockets, stare knowingly (longingly?) at a large model rocket, with the text ‘UNITED STATES’ printed vertically along its white shaft. How can a single image, taken for press purposes (we assume) hold so much innuendo? Peter Voigt dubs these subjects, charmingly, “Rocketmen”.

  3. U.S. Army
    Printed in 1963
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    20 x 25 cm
    Stamped and numbered
    Nike-Zeus Missile Firing

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  4. U.S. Army
    Printed in 1963
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    20 x 25 cm
    Stamped and numbered
    Nike-Zeus Missile Firing

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  5. U.S. Army Photograph
    Printed in 1957
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    13 x 18 cm
    Stamped and numbered
    Fort Carson, Signal Corps Photo Lab

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  6. Press Photp
    Printed in 1958
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    20 x 25 cm
    Stamped and caption
    Missile experts study a Bomarc-missile model.

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  7. General Dynamics Corporation
    Printed in 1958
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    20 x 25 cm
    Stamped and numbered
    Demonstrating how Centaur separates from its booster.

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  8. A.P. wirephoto
    Printed in 1962
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    20 x 25 cm
    Stamped and caption
    One space-committee aide said, the prospect of woman in space presented a galaxy of new problems.

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  9. U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory
    Printed in 1950
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    20 x 25 cm
    Stamped and caption
    Weapons of tomorrow

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  10. Central Press Association
    Printed in 1958
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    20 x 25 cm
    Stamped and caption
    The National Space Administration has taken a penny-pinching approach to the international space race.

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  11. Press Photo
    Printed in 1963
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    20 x 25 cm
    Stamped and caption
    Chief of communications satellite program is holding a rocket model at the home of his parents.

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  12. U.S. Air Force Photo
    Printed in 1961
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    20 x 25 cm
    Stamped and caption
    Erection of Atlas-Mercury

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  13. U.S. Air Force
    Printed in 1959
    Vintage Silver gelatin print
    20 x 25 cm

    Atlas Missile

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