Color Photograph Inscribed
c. 1963. 7.5" x 9.5" color photo with a .25" white border. An ever enigmatic, smiling Glenn in 3/4 pose and a period bow tie as well as a Friendship 7 lapel pin. An insignificant .25" crease mid-photo, otherwise a near Very Fine item, uncommon pose, among the handful of Glenn signed promotions, this is known as the "bow tie" photo taken shortly after his his first orbiting of the earth.
John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – Dec. 8, 2016) was a U. S. Senator from Ohio ('75 - '99). He distinguished himself as a Marine Corps fighter pilot in both WW II and the Korean War earning six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1959 he was selected by NASA as one of the original seven Mercury Program astronauts. He rocketed to fame as the first American to circle the globe which he did three times in Friendship 7. Glenn became the oldest person to fly in space in 1998 as part of the crew of the Discovery Shuttle program. He was a U.S. Senator for 25 years. Fine. Item #1032
"Best Regards to Janine - J H Glenn Jr.