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CIA Issued Poster Commemorating Overhead Reconnaissance

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Lot 0019 Details

Description
A rare CIA commissioned poster, framed, measuring 20 x 15.5''. The Central Intelligence Agency created this poster for an exhibit entitled "From on High: The Evolution of Overhead Reconnaissance."

Its focus is on cinematic color photographs of the Lockheed U-2, and SR-71A reconnaissance jets, in mid-flight, soaring above the clouds. Below is a map of Jedediah, one of the sites surveyed with these planes.

These posters were internally distributed by the CIA Fine Arts Commission and were never made available to civilians. This particular poster pertains to U-2 flight history and directly relates to the famous Lockheed jet Francis Gary Powers was flying when he was shot down over the Soviet Union. It represents a connection to both Francis Gary Powers and the general history of high altitude aviation.

Francis Gary Powers was a distinguished pilot for the CIA's U-2 program during the height of the Cold War. Powers was arrested after his spy plane was shot down while flying a high-risk reconnaissance mission over Soviet airspace. To learn more about Powers' astounding story of survival, please visit www.guernseys.com

These items provided directly by Mr. Powers' son, expert public speaker on the U-2 Incident and Cold War History, Francis Gary Powers Jr.
Condition
Good condition.
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CIA Issued Poster Commemorating Overhead Reconnaissance

Estimate $700 - $900Oct 07, 2017
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