By: Looart Press, Inc.
Date: 1970 (published) Colorado Springs
Dimensions: 30 x 21 inches
This striking vintage poster, viewing the planet Earth from the Moon is one of the earliest images to show Earth in its entirety from space. The iconic image of is commonly referred to as "Earthrise," was taken from lunar orbit by astronaut William Anders on December 24, 1968, during the Apollo 8 mission. It is has been described as "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken" by nature photographer Galen Rowell.
This view of Earth from the moon is enhanced with the following quote from Thomas Carlyle, a Scottish cultural critic, essayist, historian, lecturer, mathematician, philosopher and translator. "So here hath been dawning a new blue day, think, wilt thou let it slip useless away?"
Looart was founded in 1947 by Orin Loo out of the family garage, whom had early success creating greeting cards. Orin's wife Miriam then started a company called Current that sold “Post-A-Notes” in bulk to local churches advertising them as a fundraising item. In the 1960s Orin and Miriam’s sons, Dusty and Gary merged the two companies to for the Looart Press which would produce remarkable travel posters and prints among other items until the business sold in 1987 for $115 million.
Condition: Poster is in A+ condition, stored for decades with no bends, folds, tears, or holes. The condition of this poster can easily be described as like-new, museum quality.
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