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“An Affirmation of Life” 1945-46

W. Eugene Smith, Marine Demolition Team Blasting Out a Cave on Hill 382, Iwo Jima, March 1945 (2008.55.9) Life’s Cover The scene of demolition on Iwo Jima symbolizes the saga of battle that in years to come will take on … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years After the End of World War One

Unidentified Photographer, [Madame Cagnet and child standing next to grave of a Lieutenant Roosevelt, France], 1918 (2010.83.15) The grave of Lt. Quentin Roosevelt near Seringes [Seringes-et-Nesle.]. Madame Cagnet has assumed the duty of caring for the grave. Quentin Roosevelt (1897-1918) … Continue reading

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“Gerda Taro – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

Unidentified Photographer, Gerda Taro, Guadalajara Front, July 1937 Gerta Pohorylle, aka Gerda Taro, was born in Stuttgart, Germany, on August 1, 1910. After attending the Königin-Charlotte Realschule in Stuttgart, the Internat Villa Florissant in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Höhere Handelsschule (Business … Continue reading

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Veterans Day, 2017

Larry Burrows (1926-1971), Mutter Ridge, Nui Cay Tri, South Vietnam, October 1966 (27.1998) Larry Burrows (1926-1971), First-aid station. Mutter Ridge, Nui Cay Tri, October 1966 (1758.2005) (Life, October 28, 1966, p.38 ) Larry Burrows (1926-1971), “Having failed in their first … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisition: Donald Unrau’s “War Story”

Donald Unrau, “War Story,” 2014 (2016.10) Donald Unrau’s “War Story” is a portfolio comprised of twenty portraits of American Vietnam Veterans. Under each image is a handwritten text, written by the subject of the portrait. The texts were written before … Continue reading

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Catherine Leroy

Catherine Leroy, Flares over the Da Nang River on the eve of the Tet Offensive, JAnuary 31st, 1968 (2011.73.6) Catherine Leroy, A North Vietnamese lieutenant and his men guard a position at the cathedral of Hue at the onset of the … Continue reading

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Around the World (alphabetically): Afghanistan

Charles Shepherd, Group of Maula Gori Afrides, Afghanistan, ca. 1867 (2007.104.3) Edward Grazda, Jalez, Afghanistan, 1982 (2012.51.3) Stephen Dupont, Man praying and reading the Koran inside the Grand Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, 1993 (2012.37.5) Stephen Dupont, The Grand Buddha Cave … Continue reading

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