1944 Iconic photograph of the aftermath of the battle for Tarawa Island during the height of WWII. Taken by the Associated Press and stamped on the back with a full paper caption as well, this is the only vintage example of this image from Frank Filan that we have ever handled with the appropriate stamp on the back to garner the designation of "Vintage 1" or "Type 1." Crystal clear and bold, this is a high grade image that belongs in a museum or gallery. In the hobby today, Pulitzer Prize winning images are undervalued and this is one of the toughest out there!
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 9.5/10