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Lot #230
Robert Capa 'Omaha Beach During the D-Day Landings' Wire Photograph

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Iconic original 10 x 8 silver wire photo print of famed war photographer Robert Capa's image of an American soldier trudging through the water during the D-Day landings at Normandy, France, on June 6th, 1944. Printed in 1964, with a "Plain Dealer Library" date stamp on the reverse and caption inherent to the image: "With Trembling Hands—An American soldier crawling through the water at 'Easy Red' beach, Normandy, during the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944. This is one of a series of pictures made by Robert Capa, the war photographer who landed with the American troops on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Capa, who was later killed in Indo-China, reported he was so gripped by fear on D-Day that he made the pictures 'with trembling hands.'" Accompanied by a mat for display, revealing the image area of 8 x 6.5. In fine condition.

Robert Capa (1913-1958), a Hungarian-American war photographer, covered the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He captured some of the most enduring images of the 20th century, and is widely considered to be the greatest combat and adventure photographer in history.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #680 - Ended December 06, 2023