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Lot # 20: 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack, "Iconic Action Photo of USS Shaw Ablaze" PSA Type 1

Category: Military/Political

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 43 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 4/11/2023 12:00 AM to
4/29/2023 8:00 PM

Perhaps the most iconic photograph of the attack on Pearl Harbor ever taken, this image captures the USS Shaw ablaze on the morning of December 7, 1941. A single palm leaf symbolizes the serenity of the Hawaiian shore while the dramatic explosion in the distance is an instant shock to the system as the Japanese had done the unthinkable by attacking the United States on it's own shores. We have only ever seen a few original examples of this photograph offered and this one (dated 1942 when the photo was first released to the public) is perhaps the finest. Issued by the International News and stamped on the back with a full paper caption as well, this comes encapsulated by PSA as a Type 1 and is being offered here for the first time ever, fresh out of a newspaper archive.

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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