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“The Toll of the Victory was Heavy,” June 1944

LIFE, August 28, 1944, pp. 74-5 Saipan Eyewitness Tells of the Island Fight by Robert Sherrod Photographs for LIFE by Peter Stackpole and W. Eugene Smith Marines Follow Tanks Against Last Jap Defenders as Machine Gunners Keep Japs Down. Three … Continue reading

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June 6, 1944

Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6, 1944 (2007.17.1) Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France] [verso], June 6, 1944 (2007.17.1) Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, … Continue reading

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June 5, 1968

Bill Eppridge, [Juan Romero, busboy at Ambassador Hotel, kneeling to help fallen Robert F. Kennedy after he was shot by Sirhan B. Sirhan, Los Angeles], June 5, 1968 (1910.2005) Bill Eppridge, [Juan Romero, busboy at Ambassador Hotel, kneeling to help … Continue reading

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“Speaking of Pictures… A New York Free Lance And Curious Passerby Photographs the News”

Life, April 12, 1937, pp. 8-11 Weegee, [Weegee inspecting trunk containing body of William Hessler, who had been stabbed to death, Red Hook, Brooklyn], August 5, 1936 (2212.1993) Weegee, [Weegee inspecting trunk containing body of William Hessler, who had been … Continue reading

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“Noon-day crowds were spectators at a wild melodrama of barking guns and sudden death”

Charles Hoff, [Police escorting Anthony Esposito from prison ward at Bellevue Hospital to a line-up at police headquarters, New York], January 16, 1941 (2012.16.2) Charles Hoff, [Anthony Esposito leaving police headquarters for District Attorney’s office and then to his arraignment, … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor

Al Brick for Movietone News, “When ‘Arizona’s’ magazines exploded there was a roar that could be heard for miles. Then she was still.” December 7, 1941, (1406.2005) Kelso Daly, “Brought from his bed by the thunder of exploding bombs, this … Continue reading

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Protesting Racism in America

John Dominis, [American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequity with raised fists during national anthem at Olympics, Mexico City], October 16, 1968 (recto and verso) (1012.2005) Fifty years ago today, as the American national anthem began to … Continue reading

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