Month: July 2019

This is the original Iwo Jima flag photo

This photo by U.S. Marine Lou Lowery inspired the more famous image at Iwo Jima, taken by Joe Rosenthal two hours later. Source: Annin Flagmakers: An Illustrated History, published by
To celebrate the Fourth of July, we share the true story of the World War II Iwo Jima flag photo, as contained in’s commissioned history of Annin Flagmakers, written by Marian Calabro: “This was the first U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima. It was made by[...]
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