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Joe Rosenthal and Thomas Franklin: Two Photos with a Patriotic Subject

  As the United States and its allies advanced toward the eventual conquest of Japan during World War II, capturing the Pacific island of Iwo Jima stood as a critical aspect of overall strategy. Having conquered the Marianas Islands in … Continue reading

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The Crazy Horse Memorial: Colossal and Controversial

   Seventeen miles from Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota, construction on the world’s largest mountainside carving has been underway since 1948. A huge rock portrait of a great American statesman, the sculpture has nothing to do … Continue reading

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