Joe Rosenthal - Photographs New York Friday, April 5, 2024 | Phillips
  • This print of Joe Rosenthal’s definitive image of World War II came originally from the collection of Kay Kyle, who worked for the Red Cross in the South Pacific, and was kept by Ms. Kyle in an album which included other images of her time on Iwo Jima. This print is distinguished by the presence of the insignia for the 5th Marine Division, the division which raised the flag atop Mount Suribachi 23 February 1945, signaling the heroic capture of this strategic stronghold.  

    • Provenance

      Collection of Kay Kyle, Red Cross worker on Iwo Jima

    • Literature

      Buell, Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue: Iwo Jima and the Photograph that Captured America, cover
      Thorney, Immortal Images: A Personal History of Two Photographers and the Flag-raising on Iwo Jima, cover
      Hammel, Iwo Jima, p. 121


Flag Raising on Iwo Jima

Gelatin silver print.
9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (24.1 x 19.7 cm)
Signed and annotated 'A.P.' and the insignia of the 5th Marine Division in the negative.

Full Cataloguing

$4,000 - 6,000 

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New York Auction 5 April 2024