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Lowery, Louis (1916-1987) First flag raising on Iwo Jima

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06361 Author/Creator: Lowery, Louis (1916-1987) Place Written: Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima Type: Photograph signed Date: 1945 February 23 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Titled and signed on the image by Lowery. Depicts the flag fully raised, the flag-pole held by four G.I.'s, with an armed marine keeping watch in the foreground.

People: Lowery, Louis, 1916-1987.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: World War II, Military History, Asia, American Flag, Marines

Sub Era: World War II