1940s Edw STEICHEN-type Silver PHOTOGRAPH -LOADING 65 Ton DIESEL onto NAVY SHIP
This wonderful LARGE FOMAT silver image looks like it may have been shot by one of the photographer’s in Edward Steichen’s elite Naval Photography Department during the time of World War 11. In excellent condition measuring 12 3/4″ x 10 1/4″ on heavy grey paper. Mount measuring 10 3/4″ x 12 3/4″ in size. Image in very good condition as shown. Photograph from large collection of similar photos that appear to have been. Navy that came out of a photo album found in central Georgia near. Macon and the many military bases there – an album which, we are told once contained. Several hundred photographs that were dispersed over the years before we found these. We are not saying that this image and the few others we will be offering are by EDWARD STEICHEN or his NAVAL AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT – but the possibility remains that it MAY BE. Here’s some information about the Steichen group. During both WW 1 and WW II many American civilians set aside their successful professional careers to support the war efforts. Photographer Edward Steichens contributions reached far beyond his immediate area of expertise when he got involved late in his career – to join the Navy. But first he started with the Army during WW 1. By the time Steichen was given command of the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit in 1941, he was 62 years old and was one who had accumulated a lifetime of achievements and accolades in the private sector professionally in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s and later as the commanding officer of the Armys photographic division of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI. Beginning in 1917, he would serve 16 months in that post and be awarded the rank of lieutenant colonel with a citation by Gen. Pershing and was appointed a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. As it came to be, it was just the beginning of Steichens Boys’ impact on the very future of America. The Steichen group of assembled photographer’s photographic record of Naval Aviations combat heroism would become one of the most powerful American weapons the Japanese war machine would have to face during the course of WWII. A GREAT IMAGE CAPTURING A MOMENT IN TIME GONE BY! The item “1940s Edw STEICHEN-type Silver PHOTOGRAPH -LOADING 65 Ton DIESEL onto NAVY SHIP” is in sale since Wednesday, December 30, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Photographs”. The seller is “artsandsciences” and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.