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Lot # 22: 1961 "Conrad Schumann Leaps to Freedom", One of the Most Iconic Photos Ever Taken by Peter Leibing

Category: Military/Political

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 37 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Fall Premier Auction 2018",
which ran from 10/20/2018 8:00 PM to
11/10/2018 8:00 PM

One of the most famous images ever taken, this moment in time forever frozen shows East German soldier Conrad Schumann as he abandons his post and jumps over a section of the Berlin Wall that had not been completed and into West Germany and freedom! Taken by photographer Peter Leibing, this has been reproduced a million times and statues have been made from its image. This is a 1961 photograph that was re-struck in 1975 but is not a wire photo like most examples that are offered!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 3(b)
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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