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F.D.R. Reviews Fleet off San Francisco

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July 16, 1938. The abovemost photo was taken for Times Wide World Photos by Joe Rosenthal. In those days of radical image manipulation, the photograph was liberally retouched by airbrushing, cropping, and color contrasting. No less than three versions of the photo were used in the New York Times between 1938 and 1945, of which the most astoundingly altered was the one above.

Written by Alex Selwyn-Holmes

June 2, 2009 at 12:12 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. Interesting. I wonder why they kept changing the contrast.

    San Francisco

    December 20, 2010 at 1:22 pm


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