University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Edward Steichen

An Inventory of His Naval Aviation Photographic Unit Photographs at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973
Title: Edward Steichen Photography Collection: Naval Aviation Photographic Unit Photographs
Dates: 1942-1945
Abstract: The collection consists of 172 gelatin silver photographs taken by the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit during World War II under the leadership of American photographer Edward Steichen.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-00108
Extent: 8 boxes (172 photographs)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

Edward Steichen is best known for his commercial and celebrity portraits and for his tireless efforts to promote photography as fine art. Born Éduard Jean Steichen in Luxembourg on March 27, 1879, he and his family immigrated to the United States in 1880, ultimately settling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Steichen apprenticed with the American Fine Art Company of Milwaukee for four years during which time he taught himself photography as well as drawing and painting.

In the beginning of his career, Steichen was a prominent member of the Photo-Secession movement that strove to promote photographs as fine art to the public. This was primarily accomplished by creating photographs that strongly imitated the techniques, mood, and subject matter of paintings and drawings, an aesthetic movement known as Pictorialism. Steichen adopted these techniques, producing several of his best known works using the gum-bichromate process that had the effect of creating imagery that appeared similar to mezzotint reproductions and engravings of paintings. Steichen gained notoriety in the photographic world when his work was shown in the Second Philadelphia Photographic Salon in 1899.

In 1900, Steichen left to study painting in Paris and stopped in New York along the way. There he made his way to the Camera Club of New York to show his photographs to Alfred Stieglitz. Taken with Steichen’s work, Stieglitz bought three of his photographs outright, which was hugely encouraging for Steichen. With this transaction began a relationship between the two men, culminating in a partnership in the gallery 291 and frequent inclusion of Steichen’s photography in Stieglitz’s magazine Camera Work. In fact, Stieglitz published 68 photographs by Steichen in Camera Work, more than by any other photographer featured in the magazine.

In the years before World War I broke out in Europe, Steichen lived in France, working as a painter and photographer. When the United States entered the war, Steichen volunteered and was made the head of aerial photography for the U.S. Army. The need for sharp detail in his aerial work brought about a change in Steichen’s post-war photographic work, moving from Pictorialism towards aesthetics more in line with the Modernist movement. During the 1920s and 1930s Steichen enjoyed a highly successful career doing portrait work for magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair as well as advertising photography for the J. Walter Thompson Agency. Some of his best-known celebrity portraits from this period include Gary Cooper, Greta Garbo, and Gloria Swanson. Despite the success of his studio, in the late 1930s Steichen closed his New York studio and devoted himself full-time to breeding delphiniums, one of his lifelong passions.

Steichen emerged from his retirement when the United States entered World War II and the U.S. Navy placed him in charge of the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, responsible for documenting the naval war in the Pacific against the Japanese. In 1942, Steichen was asked by the Museum of Modern Art to create an exhibition of photographs that documented the American war effort, called "The Road to Victory". At the war’s end, Steichen also put on the exhibition, entitled Power in the Pacific, that showcased photographs taken by his unit throughout the war. After the war, Steichen served as the Director of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1947 to 1962, during which time he curated numerous shows, including the popular and influential exhibition The Family of Man. His autobiography, A Life in Photography, was published in 1963. He passed away in 1973 at the age of 93.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 172 gelatin silver photographs taken by the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit during World War II under the leadership of Edward Steichen. The prints date from 1942 to 1945 and depict scenes from some of the most intense fighting in the Pacific during World War II. Subjects represented in the collection include portraits of officers and sailors, combat photographs, scenes from the daily life of sailors on aircraft carriers, and images of Naval airplanes and aircraft carriers.

These prints came from Edward Steichen’s personal collection of 8,000 naval photographs, which were distributed after his death in 1973, at the request of Joanna Steichen, the photographer’s widow, by Tom Maloney. Maloney, the publisher of U.S. Camera magazine, was a close friend of Steichen's. The Ransom Center is one of twelve institutions that received Steichen’s naval photographs, along with the Museum of Modern Art, the George Eastman Museum, and the U.S. Naval Academy, among others.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research.


Index Terms

People
Bristol, Horace.
Jacobs, Fenno, 1904-1975.
Jorgensen, Victor, 1913-1994.
Kerlee, Charles E., 1907-1981.
Miller, Wayne F., 1918-2013.
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973.
Organizations
Naval Aviation Photographic Unit (U.S.).
Subjects
Dauntless (Dive bomber).
Fighter pilots--United States.
Grumman Avenger (Torpedo bomber).
Hellcat (Fighter planes).
Lexington Class (Aircraft carriers).
United States, Navy--Officers.
War Photography--20th century.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American.
Document Types
Black-and-white photographs.
Documentary photographs.
Gelatin silver prints.
Portrait photography.

Related Material

This body of work is part of a larger collection of works by Steichen that includes examples of his fashion and portrait photography. Additional materials by Steichen can also be found in the Ransom Center's Camera Work Photography Collection (PH-00092).


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gift of Tom Maloney on behalf of Joanna Steichen, from Edward Steichen’s personal collection, 1974.

Processed by:

Kate Kaluzny, 2016


Sources:

In addition to biographical information found within the collection, the following sources were used:

Daniel, Malcolm. “Edward J. Steichen (1879–1973): The Photo-Secession Years.” Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/stei/hd_stei.htm.

Faram, Mark. Faces of War. New York: Berkley Caliber, 2009.

Phillips, Christopher. Steichen at War. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1981.

Steichen, Edward. A Life in Photography. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1963.

Steichen, Edward. The Blue Ghost: A Photographic Log and Personal Narrative of the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Lexington. New York: Harcourt, Brace, [1947].

Szarkowski, John. "Edward Steichen." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., June 11, 2015. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Edward-Steichen.


Item List

Location
Steichen, E., Box 4 Jacobs, Charles Fenno. Young Navy aviators at preflight training school, 1942-1943.
26.5 x 27.1 cm (image); 35.4 x 28.5 cm (sheet).
Jacobs, Charles Fenno. Pilot training, 1942-1943.
27.2 x 26.9 cm (image); 28.3 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Men learning hand-to-hand combat, 1942-1943.
34.1 x 26.8 cm (image); 35.3 x 28 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 10 Photographer unknown. Paratroopers, 1942.
49.7 x 59.8 cm (image); 51 x 60.6 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 4 Bristol, Horace. Enlisted men doing calisthenics on the USS Santee, 1942.
26.2 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.3 x 28 cm (sheet).
Bristol, Horace. SBD Dauntless dive bombers on the USS Santee, 1942.
25.4 x 34.1 cm (image); 28 x 35.3 cm (sheet).
Miller, Wayne F. WAVES in training, 1942.
25.8 x 34.2 cm (image); 27.8 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Miller, Wayne F. WAVES working a chain hoist, 1942.
27.1 x 26.6 cm (image); 28.4 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Miller, Wayne F. WAVES women in civilian clothes, 1942.
34.5 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.8 cm (sheet).
Bristol, Horace. The Coolidge Sinks, 1942.
28.4 x 27.4 cm (image); 35.6 x 28.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Battle of the Coral Sea, 1942.
26.5 x 34.3 cm (image); 27.9 x 35.7 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Rear Admiral, 1943.
26.2 x 19.4 cm (image); 35.5 x 27.7 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Roy Grumman, 1943.
25.5 x 20.2 cm (image); 35.8 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Portrait of a Rear Admiral, 1943.
24 x 18.9 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.8 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 10 Bristol, Horace. Gareloi Volcano, 1943.
49.8 x 59.5 cm (image); 51 x 60.8 cm (sheet).
Bristol, Horace. Angry Avengers, 1943.
59.4 x 49.8 cm (image); 60.6 x 50.9 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 4 Bristol, Horace. Bridge Lookout on the USS Nassau, 1943.
28.2 x 27.3 cm (image); 35.5 x 28.6 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Hellcats, Dauntlesses, and Avengers in flight, 1943.
23.9 x 34.3 cm (image); 27.7 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 10 Bristol, Horace. Homeward Bound, 1943.
59.9 x 49.5 cm (image); 60.6 x 50.8 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 4 Photographer unknown. Hellcats and Avengers warming up, 1943.
26.6 x 32.1 cm (image); 28 x 36.2 cm (sheet).
Kerlee, Charles. Wake Island, 1943.
23.2 x 34.1 cm (image); 27.9 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Kerlee, Charles. Dauntlesses on their way to Wake Island, 1943.
26.8 x 34 cm (image); 28 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Pilots planning strike on Wake, 1943.
26.5 x 34.3 cm (image); 27.8 x 35.7 cm (sheet).
Dorsey, Paul. Storming Betio Airport, 1943.
27.2 x 34.2 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.6 (sheet).
Dorsey, Paul. Storming Betio Airport, 1943.
27.2 x 34.2 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.6 (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Tarawa, 1943.
27.3 x 34.3 cm (image); 28.6 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Jorgensen, Victor. Captain Edward Steichen, 1943.
34.3 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.4 x 27.7 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Air Control Station above Flight Deck, 1943.
26.7 x 26.6 cm (image); 28 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Japanese Plane Explodes, Crashes into the Water, 1943.
26.7 x 34.4 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.8 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Hellcat Taking Off from the USS Lexington, 1943.
27.7 x 26.7 cm (image); 35.3 x 28 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 5 Steichen, Edward. Hellcat Taking Off from the USS Lexington, 1943.
27.7 x 26.7 cm (image); 35.3 x 28 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Today’s Counterpart of the “Gunner Boy of ‘76”, 1943.
26.6 x 26.9 cm (image); 27.8 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Patrol Planes over the Radar Antennae, 1943.
19.5 x 21.1 cm (image); 20.8 x 25.3 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Waiting—The Skipper Sweats it Out, 1943.
34.3 x 24 cm (image); 35.5 x 28 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Officers on the flag bridge, 1943.
34.2 x 23.8 cm (image); 35.5 x 28 cm (sheet).
Bristol, Horace. Pilots ready room, 1942.
26.7 x 27.7 cm (image); 27.8 x 35.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Ensign in ready room, 1943.
26.7 x 25.8 cm (image); 35.4 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Hellcats and Dauntlesses at take-off, 1943.
26.8 x 34.1 cm (image); 28 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Lexington as seen from a dive bomber, 1943.
32.4 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.5 x 27.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. The USS Lexington, 1943.
26.7 x 34.2 cm (image); 28 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 10 Photographer unknown. The USS Lexington, 1943.
49.6 x 59.8 cm (image); 50.9 x 60.8 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 5 Photographer unknown. The USS Lexington, 1943.
24.2 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.5 x 27.8 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Prop of Navy torpedo bomber, 1943.
26.8 x 34.2 cm (image); 28 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 10 Steichen, Edward. A Hellcat rolls down the deck of the USS Lexington for takeoff, 1943.
50.6 x 49.7 cm (image); 60.8 x 51.1 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 5 Steichen, Edward. Officers on deck, 1943.
26.7 x 34 cm (image); 28 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Hellcat taking off, 1943.
26.5 x 29.7 cm (image); 27.9 x 35.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Avengers and Helldivers, 1943.
26.6 x 34.3 cm (image); 27.7 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Hellcats preparing for launch, 1943.
23.5 x 34.1 cm (image); 28 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Fighter Director and Staff Track Aircraft in Radar Plot, 1943.
26.7 x 29.8 cm (image); 27.9 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Pilots debriefing after a strike, 1943.
26.9 x 25.7 cm (image); 35.4 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Pre-Dawn Launching, 1943.
26.6 x 34.3 cm (image); 28 x 35.3 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 10 Steichen, Edward. Pre-Dawn Launching, 1943.
49.8 x 59.7 cm (image); 51 x 60.8 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Pre-Dawn Launching,, 1943.
50 x 59.9 cm (image); 51 x 61 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 5 Photographer unknown. Officer on the bridge, 1943.
26.7 x 34.1 cm (image); 27.9 x 35.2 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. W.S. Hisler Tells the Ship How it Feels to Shoot Down a Jap Plane, 1943.
26.5 x 34.4 cm (image); 27.7 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Avenger torpedo bomber, 1943.
27.3 x 26.7 cm (image); 35.3 x 28 cm (sheet).
Kerlee, Charles. Officers’ Mess, Carrier Wardroom, 1943.
26.4 x 34.5 cm (image); 27.7 x 35.7 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Relaxation after Work, 1943.
26.4 x 27 cm (image); 35.3 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Miller, Wayne F. Avengers flying over a carrier, 1943.
24.8 x 34.4 cm (image); 27.8 x 35.7 cm (object).
Photographer unknown. Japanese ship sinking, 1943-1945.
17.8 x 24.2 cm (image); 20.7 x 25.3 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 11 Miller, Wayne F. Waiting for Zero Hour, 1943.
51.9 x 50 cm (image); 60.8 x 50.9 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 5 Photographer unknown. Dauntless on a carrier deck, 1943.
26.6 x 34.1 cm (image); 27.9 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 6 Bristol, Horace. TBF Avengers in formation, 1942.
27.2 x 34.2 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 11 Photographer unknown. USS Lexington, 1943.
49.7 x 59.8 cm (image); 51 x 60.5 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 6 Iannelli, Alfonso. Off Duty in Crew’s Quarters on the Yorktown, 1943.
27 x 34.3 cm (image); 28.3 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Kerlee, Charles. Hangar Deck of the USS Yorktown, 1943.
27.3 x 34.3 cm (image); 28.3 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. German U-Boat under US attack, 1943-1944.
27.2 x 34.3 cm (image); 28.4 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 11 Photographer unknown. German sub under attack by carrier planes, 1943.
49.8 x 59.5 cm (image); 50.8 x 60.5 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 6 Photographer unknown. U-Boat Sailors Cringe from Depth Bomb, 1943.
27.2 x 34.2 cm (image); 28.4 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Surfaced for a Look-See, 1943.
27 x 27.2 cm (image); 35.6 x 28.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Squadron of Dauntless dive bombers, 1943.
26.5 x 34.3 cm (image); 27.7 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Mecs Get Busy—Overhaul and “Slick ‘em Up” Again, 1943.
27.2 x 26.7 cm (image); 35.3 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. USS Tennessee, 1943.
27.2 x 34.4 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Fletcher-class destroyer, 1943.
26.8 x 34.1 cm (image); 28 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Preparing to launch, 1943.
26.5 x 34.4 cm (image); 27.7 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Dauntless on the USS Independence, 1943.
27.4 x 26.7 cm (image); 35.5 x 27.8 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. The Torpedo Bombers are Given a Final Briefing, 1943.
34.1 x 26.8 cm (image); 35.4 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. How He Got Two Zeros, 1943.
28.2 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.8 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Fighter planes in formation, 1943.
26.6 x 34.3 cm (image); 27.7 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
January, Jesse. Survivors, 1943-1944.
34.2 x 27.2 cm (image); 35.3 x 28.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese light cruiser burning, 1943-1945.
26.7 x 30.5 cm (image); 27.8 x 35.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Unidentified subject, 1943-1945.
26.7 x 34.1 cm (image); 27.9 x 35.3 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Sailors learning about new machinery, 1943-1945.
26.1 x 34.1 cm (image); 27.8 x 35.3 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Observation scout aircraft, 1943-1945.
26.7 x 34.3 cm (image); 28 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese plane falls into the ocean, 1943-1945.
31.4 x 27.4 cm (image); 35.5 x 28.5 cm (sheet).
Miller, Wayne F. Battle Casualties, 1943.
28.6 x 26.7 cm (image); 36.3 x 28 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Pilot suited up in ready room, 1943-1945.
27.7 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Flight deck crewman on break, 1943-1945.
25.9 x 26.7 cm (image); 35.3 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Two sailors, 1943-1945.
27.7 x 27.3 cm (image); 35.7 x 28.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Loading photography equipment onto aircraft, 1943-1945.
26.5 x 34.4 cm (image); 27.9 x 36.2 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 7 Steichen, Edward. Aerial view of native canoes, 1943-1945.
26.5 x 34.2 cm (image); 28.4 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese carrier under attack, 1942.
26.7 x 34.4 cm (image); 27.8 x 35.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Submarine control room, 1943-1945.
34.3 x 27.1 cm (image); 35.4 x 28.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Carrier spotted from U.S. battleship, 1943-1945.
27.2 x 34.4 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Hellcats on deck, 1943-1945.
26.9 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.8 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Pilots ready room, 1943-1945.
26.2 x 26.7 cm (image); 35.4 x 28 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Pilots in ready room, 1943-1945.
27.6 x 26.7 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese cruiser under attack, 1943-1945.
26.6 x 31.3 cm (image); 27.8 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Aircraft plunging into the ocean, 1943-1945.
27.1 x 34.4 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Aircraft plunging into the ocean, 1943-1945.
27.1 x 34.4 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
January, Jesse. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, 1943.
27.3 x 34.4 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese patrol boat hit, 1943-1945.
27.2 x 34.3 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Burning ship, 1943-1945.
22.7 x 34.2 cm (image); 28 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Sinking naval vessel, 1943-1945.
26.8 x 35.3 cm (image); 28 x 36.4 cm (sheet).
Jorgensen, Victor. Pilots in the Ready Room of the USS Monterey, 1944.
26.7 x 27.8 cm (image); 27.8 x 36.3 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Hellcat fighters in formation, 1943-1945.
26.4 x 34.3 cm (image); 27.7 x 35.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. SBD Dauntless bombers, 1943-1945.
34.3 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.7 x 27.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Carrier flight deck, 1943-1945.
26.9 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.7 x 27.8 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Landing signal officers, 1943-1945.
34.3 x 27.3 cm (image); 35.5 x 28.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Landing signal officer, 1943-1945.
26.7 x 26.3 cm (image); 27.8 x 35.3 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Avengers on deck, 1943-1945.
27.2 x 26.8 cm (image); 36.1 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Avengers and Wildcats warming up, 1943-1945.
26.9 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.7 x 27.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Carrier pilots, 1943-1945.
27.9 x 27.2 cm (image); 35.5 x 28.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Pilots describing combat to each other, 1943-1945.
28 x 26.5 cm (image); 35.7 x 27.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Bombing raid, 1943.
33.4 x 26.7 cm (image); 35.4 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 11 Photographer unknown. Vanishing Empire, 1943-1944.
49.8 x 59.5 cm (image); 51 x 60.8 cm (sheet).
Location
Flat File Photographer unknown. Vanishing Empire, 1943-1944.
49 x 59.1 cm (image/sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 11 Steichen, Edward. Battleships from above, 1943-1945.
49.9 x 59.9 cm (image); 51 x 60.9 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 7 Photographer unknown. Casualties in ship’s compartment, 1943-1945.
27.2 x 34.3 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese “Jill” Attacks U.S. Carrier (1 of 4), 1944.
26.6 x 35 cm (image); 27.9 x 36.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese “Jill” Attacks U.S. Carrier (2 of 4), 1944.
28.1 x 27.1 cm (image); 35.5 x 28.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese “Jill” Attacks U.S. Carrier (3 of 4), 1944.
27.1 x 34.3 cm (image); 28.4 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 8 Dorsey, Paul. Plasma for Wounded, 1944.
27.4 x 26.7 cm (image); 35.4 x 27.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Guam Bombardment, 1944.
26.4 x 27.1 cm (image); 35.5 x 28.5 cm (sheet).
Dorsey, Paul. Grave of an Unknown U.S. Marine, 1944.
28.2 x 27.1 cm (image); 35.4 x 28.3 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. USS Enterprise under attack, 1944-1945.
26.8 x 35 cm (image); 28 x 36.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. USS Enterprise under attack, 1944-1945.
26.8 x 34.9 cm (image); 27.9 x 36.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. USS Enterprise under attack, 1944-1945.
26.7 x 35 cm (image); 27.9 x 36.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. USS Enterprise under attack, 1944-1945.
27.1 x 34.2 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. USS Enterprise under attack, 1944-1945.
27.1 x 34.2 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Aircraft flying over the USS Enterprise, 1944-1945.
33.5 x 26.6 cm (image); 36.3 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese battleship hit by torpedo, 1944-1945.
34.1 x 26.8 cm (image); 35.5 x 28 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Battle Report, 1944.
51.1 x 49.9 cm (image); 60.8 x 51 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. LCI rocket attack, 1944.
27.1 x 34.4 cm (image); 28.4 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Rocket Burst, Peleliu, 1944.
26.8 x 34.1 cm (image); 28 x 35.3 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Rocket Burst, Peleliu, 1944.
26.8 x 34.1 cm (image); 28 x 35.3 cm (sheet).
Bristol, Horace. Battleship Iowa Firing, 1944.
26.8 x 34.1 cm (image); 28 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Bristol, Horace. Battleship Iowa Firing, 1944.
27.4 x 34 cm (image); 28 x 35.3 cm (sheet).
Miller, Wayne F. USS Princeton burning, 1944.
26.7 x 34.3 cm (image); 28 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Munde, James C.W. Sand Bags for Gun Emplacements on a Beach at Leyte, P.I., 1944.
27 x 34.3 cm (image); 28.2 x 35.3 cm (sheet).
Ortiz, L. Battle for Leyte Gulf, 1944.
26.7 x 34.3 cm (image); 27.9 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. The Cruiser San Diego passes a carrier, 1944.
27.9 x 26.5 cm (image); 35.6 x 27.8 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Ship crashes waves, 1944.
34.3 x 27.3 cm (image); 35.5 x 28.4 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 11 Photographer unknown. German U-Boat sinking, 1944.
49.9 x 60 cm (image); 51 x 60.8 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 8 Photographer unknown. Kamikaze Crashes on the Flight Deck of the Essex, 1944.
27.2 x 34.3 cm (image); 27.9 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Miller, Wayne F. Raid Coming Up, 1944.
27.7 x 27.3 cm (image); 35.4 x 28.5 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Carrier and cruiser under attack, 1944.
26.7 x 34.1 cm (image); 27.9 x 35.3 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese “Judy” bombers on the offensive, 1944-1945.
28.6 x 26.6 cm (image); 36.3 x 28 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese “Judy” bombers on the offensive, 1944-1945.
28.6 x 26.6 cm (image); 36.3 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Carrier under air attack, 1944.
26.8 x 34.1 cm (image); 28 x 35.3 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Yamato-class battleship burning, 1944.
26.5 x 26.8 cm (image); 35.4 x 27.9 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Casualty brought back to the ship, 1944-1945.
26.8 x 34.1 cm (image); 28 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 9 Photographer unknown. Damaged Hellcat returns to carrier, 1944-1945.
26.2 x 26.6 cm (image); 35.4 x 27.7 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Carrier takes a hit, 1944-1945.
27.2 x 34.3 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese ship under attack, 1944-1945.
34.4 x 27.1 cm (image); 35.6 x 28.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Nighttime rocket attack and detonation, 1944-1945.
27.2 x 34.4 cm (image); 28.4 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese cargo ship burning, 1944.
17 x 34.1 cm (image); 28 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Carrier and cruiser under air attack, 1944.
26.8 x 34.2 cm (image); 27.9 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. View of battleships under air attack from carrier, 1944.
35.6 x 27.8 cm (image); 34.5 x 26.6 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese carrier under air attack, 1944.
27 x 33.3 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Japanese carrier under attack, 1944.
27.2 x 34.4 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Kerlee, Charles. Field operations, 1945.
27.2 x 30 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Landing craft infantry vessels, 1944-1945.
26.9 x 34.2 cm (image); 28 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Kamikaze Hit, 1945.
31.9 x 26.9 cm (image); 35.4 x 28.1 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 11 Kerlee, Charles. Kamikaze’s End, Off Ryukyu Islands, 1945.
60.6 x 49.8 cm (image); 60.8 x 50.9 cm (sheet).
Location
Steichen, E., Box 9 Photographer unknown. Incoming Kamikazes, 1945.
17.9 x 17.4 cm (image); 25.3 x 20.8 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Fighting fires on the USS Franklin, 1944.
27.1 x 34.2 cm (image); 28.4 x 35.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Last Rites aboard USS Franklin, 1945.
27.2 x 34.2 cm (image); 28.4 x 35.4 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Ernie Pyle with the Fleet, 1945.
34.4 x 20.4 cm (image); 35.5 x 28.5 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Yontan Night Fighters, 1945.
26.1 x 34.3 cm (image); 28.5 x 35.6 cm (sheet).
Photographer unknown. Kamikaze attack, 1945.
26.6 x 35 cm (image); 27.9 x 36.3 cm (sheet).
Steichen, Edward. Marine Graves on Iwo, 1945.
23.4 x 34.2 cm (image); 28.4 x 35.6 cm (sheet).