The Retrospect yearbook, dating from Armstrong’s senior year at Blume High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio, in 1947, hardcover, 8 x 11, 88 pages. Armstrong’s senior portrait is at the top of page 12, and signed in ink under his activities, “Neil Armstrong.” Among the activities he participated in during his three years at school are “Band (2,3,4), Vice-President 4,” and “Student Council 3,4.” Armstrong is pictured an additional six times in the yearbook, two in the band (one with the other officers), two for Student Council (one with the other officers), and two with the Senior Hi–Y, whose information reads, in part: “Clean Living–self-discipline in everyday life, Clean Speech–decency in conversation, Clean Scholarship–honesty in school, Clean Sportmanship–fairness in athletics.” In fine condition, with inside pages detached from covers, loose front hinge, expected handling wear, and light wear and soiling to covers. Armstrong’s dedication to such creeds as those endorsed by the Senior Hi–Y, including “clean living,” “self-discipline,” and “decency,” would go on to serve him well in life—especially in the Apollo 11 moon landing and the demands of a post-NASA life as a living legend. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
RR Auction Neil Armstrong Signed The Retrospect Yearbook