February 23, 2009

On This Date


On this date, February 23, 1945:
Joe Rosenthal took this historic photograph, "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima."
The photograph was extremely popular, being reprinted in thousands of publications. Later, it became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and came to be regarded in the United States as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war, and possibly the most reproduced photograph of all time.
Source: Wikipedia see also History.com