1913 - 1997
2ND MARINE DIVISION, SAIPAN
mounted, signed in pencil on the mount
gelatin silver print
11⅜ x 8⅞ in.; 28.9 x 22.5 cm
1944, printed in 1993.
This gelatin silver print is in generally excellent condition.
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Peter Stackpole was one of the original four staff photographers for Life magazine along with Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Thomas McAvoy. In 1944 he was sent to cover the Battle of Saipan for the magazine. He documented many quiet moments between battles, including Marines finding time to bathe themselves in the Pacific Ocean.