The Armstrong Family Gallery


A treasure trove of images never seen by the public before…

These images are the legacy of Neil Armstrong’s mother, Viola Armstrong. In addition to being a gifted writer, Viola also had an eye for photography. In her wisdom, she is said to have researched the best camera and film combinations so that her photos would stand the test of time. She purchased her camera from a little shop in her hometown of Wapakoneta and the rest is history.

These one-of-a-kind images provide an remarkable window into the life of one of the world’s most famous people, Neil Armstrong.

It is our hope these images will both inspire the next generation of explorers and illustrate the fact that Neil was, as his sister June once said, “the man you saw.”


The Armstrong Family Gallery