THE MERCURY SEVEN FLYERS.
Large color photograph, 20 x 16 inches, c.1960, printed later.
An F-106 jet used for flight training is the back-drop for the seven Mercury astronauts in their military flight suits. Signed and inscribed by SCOTT CARPENTER (with "Aurora 7"), WALLY SCHIRRA (with "E [sigma] 7"), and GORDON COOPER (with "Faith 7"). Cooper has additionally inscribed: "Project Mercury Astronauts, The Original 7" next to his signature.