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Former Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal holds his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi, February 18, 1965
Vintage wire photograph on paper
7 15/16 x 7 1/8 in. (20.16 x 18.1 cm)

Creation Place: North America, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2020.1.109

Commentary
Former Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal holds his famous Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi as he poses in San Francisco, Feb. 18, 1965. The flag-raising photo was taken 20 years ago, after the Marines landed on Iwo Jima during World War II. Rosenthal is now photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle. The photo, often described as the best of World War II, won Rosenthal the 1945 Pulitzer. February 1965.

Bibliography
Illustrated: Associated Press ID #650218082.

Dimensions
Sheet: 10 x 8 1/16

Materials
Wire photographs were originally transmitted over phonelines, then later, by satellite. They were first used in the early 1920s. Associated Press became a leader with this. After pigment touch-ups, etc., the print is put into a drum (like a drum scanner). The image gets converted into audio tones that are transmitted. The tones are received and beamed onto photo-sensitive paper. Wire photographs are copies without originals---they are hybrid, transmitted objects. (Britt Salvesen, Curator and Department Head, Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 30-31, 2022)

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  • Image Dimensions: 7 15/16 x 7 1/8 in. (201.61 x 180.98 mm)

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