Oct 17, 2019 - Sale 2520

Sale 2520 - Lot 394

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,800 - $ 2,200
Group of more than 45 dramatic press photographs by two prominent photojournalists related to the conflict in North and South Vietnam, including paratroopers aiding comrades and U.S. Marines engaged in the Battle at Hue, Hamburger Hill, Rev. Coffin greeting captured American pilots in Hanoi, William Calley, Jr. (My Lai Massacre), soldiers in the A Shau Valley, Vietnamese rangers in action, and fleeing Vietnamese civilians.
Ferrotyped silver prints, the images measuring approximately 7 3/4x9 1/2 inches (19.7x24.1 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets slightly larger, most with mimeographed captions, news agency hand stamps, and/or notations, on verso; 18 by Eggleston and 6 by Wheeler. 1968-72

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During the brief period he served in Vietnam, Eggleston (1945-1968) was awarded two Bronze Stars, two Navy commendation medals, and South Vietnam's Honor Medal.