Folk Art Wood Carving of Iwo Jima Flag Raising, 1945
Lot 147
The Iwo Jima Flag Raising
Iwo Jima, circa 1945 length 15 in., height 13in.
Sold for US$ 4,375 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
The Iwo Jima Flag Raising
Theater-made, Iwo Jima, circa 1945
A folk-art wood carving of the flag raising, the six root-carved figures supporting a metal wire and period Stars and Stripes, the base made up of volcanic rock and roots from Iwo Jima. Small typed label pasted onto one face 'A Historic moment after the invasion of Iwo Jima Feb 19 1945, as the Marines raised (Old) Glory on Mt. Suribachi.' A small corner torn away with the loss of the word old. The 3c Iwo Jima stamp pasted on the base. The last two figures separated from the base.
length 15 in., height 13in.

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    The Intrepid Air Sea Space Museum, New York, 1995-2007

    Provenance:
    The War Museum

    A fine Marine-carved example of the Iwo Jima Flag Raising, the arrangement of the figures different from the Rosenthal photograph. A good example of Patriotic American Folk Art.
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