Joe Rosenthal, (Photographer).
His personal album of photographs taken on Iwo Jima
February 19th-March 1st 1945
An album of personal photographs, assembled by the photographer in this nondescript album to record his days on Iwo Jima as an Associated Press war photographer. The album comprising 52 small snap shots chronicling the landings and the beach head, soldiers checking for mines, the general terrain and foxholes, Mount Suribachi, the dead and the grave yards, the prisoners, the wreckage of warfare, sniffer dogs, and of course the two shots he took of the flag raising, of the flag going up and of the group assembled under the flag, all with a sepia tinge, some slightly over exposed, a few with some minor corner damage, each photograph 3.5in x 4.5in. in. Mounted in a 'Snapshots' album a 'Souvenir of Reading Pa', cloth ties, lettered on inside of pigskin front cover: "Joe Rosenthal....Iwo Jima...."
- Seven of the photographs in the album are replacement "Guam issued" shots, replaced after they were lost while on exhibition on the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York, 1995 - 2007.