Spirit of Eagles – Giclée Print
Limited Edition of Only 3 Prints.
“The Soviet Union did not have an exhibit at the World’s Fair, but Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov (the second man to orbit the Earth) did come to sightsee. Surrounded by a phalanx of KGB agents, the 5 foot-4-inch tall spaceman was barely visible to the crowds as he toured the grounds. Still, many peeked and peered through arms and torsos, hoping to catch a glimpse of him.
Not to be bested, the United States sent its own astronaut to the fair — Lt. Col. John Glenn, along with Friendship 7, his Project Mercury space capsule. Youngsters tailed Glenn everywhere he went, looking up at the American hero in awe and excitement.”
This print is a juxtaposition between two eagles: one, an astronaut in the Lunar Lander Eagle, the other an animal more suited to sky than space.
-Text excerpted from “Century 21 — The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair”, by Alan J. Stein for HistoryLink.org