F.D.R. Reviews Fleet off San Francisco

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July 16, 1938. The abovemost photo was taken for Times Wide World Photos by Joe Rosenthal. In those days of radical image manipulation, the photograph was liberally retouched by airbrushing, cropping, and color contrasting. No less than three versions of the photo were used in the New York Times between 1938 and 1945, of which the most astoundingly altered was the one above.

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