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Lot # 20: 1944 "Into the Jaws of Death" Famous Coast Guard Photo from D-Day Invasion by Robert Sargent

Category: Military/Political

Starting Bid: $25.00

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One of the most important photographs taken during WWII is "Into the Jaws of Death", by noted photographer Robert Sargent. He brilliantly captured the US Coast Guard invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, with soldiers piling out of the boat and heading toward danger, death, and victory. While the photograph has been reproduced millions of times, relatively few that would classify as Vintage 1 (Type 1 from PSA) have survived over the years. The offered image has come to us, fresh to the market on the heels of the example we sold for over $35,000 a few months back, and carries all the necessary purple stamps on the back to classify as a Type 1. Issued by the Coast Guard and in great shape, this version has a huge caption which clearly identifies this as being released on the ONE YEAR anniversary of the original and before WWII even had officially ended. The poignant caption reds in part, "One year is short in the span of man, but one second, one bullet, can be a lifetime! Absolutely incredible example that has to rank among the top few in the world when factoring condition, quality, size, and date stampings!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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