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Landulf wrote:Well, thanks for the replies, but I want to know the story about the boy. This picture was in a magazine about the V-bombs in London and the text says: "This boys sits in the ruins after a V-bomb attack where his parents are killed." I think that is bull, and I want to debunk the magazines claim. That would really make my day...
The picture is tributed to Antoinette aka Toni Frissell and is said to be at the Library of Congress.
Toni Frissell, or Antoinette Frissell Bacon, (March 10, 1907 - April 17, 1988) was an American photographer, known for her fashion photography, World War II photographs, portraits of famous Americans and Europeans, children, and women from all walks of life.
In 1941, Frissell volunteered her photographic services to the American Red Cross. Later she worked for the Eighth Army Air Force and became the official photographer of the Women's Army Corps. On their behalf, she took thousands of images of nurses, front-line soldiers, WACs, African-American airmen, and orphaned children. She traveled to the European front twice. Her moving photographs of military women and African American fighter pilots in the elite 332d Fighter Group (the "Tuskegee Airmen") were used to encourage public support for women and African Americans in the military.
8" x 10" silver print (image 7.5" x 7.5") Library of Congress wet stamp on verso.
"Boy sitting in the rubble of his home where his parents lie buried after a V2 bomb hit, London, January 1945.
Illustrated on page 42 of "Toni Frissell Photographs 1933-1967" Doubleday 1994.
http://www.normanmoore.com/photo/pages/ ... issell.htm
Other pose of the same boy with a stuffed animal toy.
http://fb-photography.blogspot.com.es/2 ... ssell.html
Another pose of the same boy and his stuffed animal toy by Toni Frissell and colorized by Hans Lucifer
Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945 – orginal photo by Toni Frissel – colorized by Hans Lucifer
http://www.digitalmeetsculture.net/arti ... colorized/
About the Frissell's pictures collection
http://thefrenchsampler.blogspot.com.es ... ssell.html
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/awp ... _coll.html
In order to know more about the boy, an investigation in the Frissell's biography could be fructuous.
Other boy in the Blitz
http://wodumedia.com/wp-content/uploads ... 60x719.jpg
From Wikipedia, children of Esat London in the Blitz
Another one by Roger Mayne
Bandaged Boy on a Bombsite, Waverley Walk, Harrow Road area, 1944
http://yama-bato.tumblr.com/post/193568 ... a-bombsite
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The likely photographer of the famous little boy photo, (Warsaw Ghetto Boy photo) is George Kadish and he was going around looking for sad child photos as well.
Life Magazine had Margaret Bourke-White who achieved canonical status as a photographer post WWII. She was a crypto Jew (name changer) doing anti-German propaganda. She put out a book which clearly shows this.
If that photo is real, why is there not follow ups on his life in later years?
Similar also is Robert Capa's (also a crypto Jew) fallen Spanish soldier photo. He got canonical status as an art photographer but his most famous photo was later shown to be staged.
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