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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Photos 1 & 2
Photo 3 & Illustration 1
Photo 5


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 4: Front page of The [Washington] Evening Star, July 21, 1969. [Photo 4] with link to larger version of photo.
(Copyright Washington Post. Used with permission from the D.C. Public Library)

Photo 4 shows a television image of the astronauts on the Moon that fills the whole front page of the newspaper. The largest television audience in history stayed up to see the landing, and views like this were published in newspapers and magazines worldwide.

Questions for Photo 4

1. Why do you suppose there is so little writing on the front page of this paper? Do you think this was an effective use of the front page? Why or why not?

2. Many people kept copies of the newspapers that reported the landing on the Moon. Why do you think they did that?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 4, but be aware that the file will take as much as 50 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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