The Press: Story of a Picture

By last week, the picture of the Iwo Jima flag raising, which had already made almost every front page in the land, was turning up again in fancy, full-page color in U.S. Sunday papers. It was easily the most widely printed photograph of World War II. One Senator proposed it for a 3¢ stamp; a Congressman wanted it used as a model for a national monument.

Kansas City, forgetting its resolve to build something more useful than its execrable World War I memorial, had the same idea. A lyrical Rochester, N.Y. art critic compared...

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