[Toni Frissell, sitting, holding camera on her lap, with several children standing around her, somewhere in Europe] (LOC)

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    Frissell, Toni,, 1907-1988,, photographer.

    [Toni Frissell, sitting, holding camera on her lap, with several children standing around her, somewhere in Europe]


    1 negative : film.

    Title devised by Library staff.
    Forms part of: Toni Frissell collection (Library of Congress).

    Frissell, Toni,--1907-1988.
    World War, 1939-1945--Communications.

    Format: Film negatives--1940-1950.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.19005

    Call Number: LC-F9-02-4503-415, no. 12

    1. crsnydertx 43 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture!

    2. Kathy / Analog Soul Photography 43 months ago | reply

      Incredible documentary shot! Thank you for introducing me to yet another ground breaking female photographer ;-)

    3. Art Walaszek 43 months ago | reply

      What kind of camera is she holding?

    4. Kathy / Analog Soul Photography 43 months ago | reply

      I would make a (fairly educated) guess that it's a Rolleiflex. The shot was probably made with a Rollei also. I actually own one that is probably very similar if not the same as what she's holding ;-)

    5. jingjialin 43 months ago | reply

      seems like rolleiflex

    6. porkfork6 43 months ago | reply

      Nice picture.
      Looks like the time on her watch is 2:50.
      The little girl on the left is wearing an oversized sweater that has holes in it...

    7. swanq 43 months ago | reply

      The patch on her left sleeve is a US "civilian patch" as worn by non-combatants in WW II.
      See, e.g., www.schistory.net/campcroft/uniforms.html

    8. trialsanderrors 43 months ago | reply

      Wow, thanks for posting! Toni Frissell's most famous photo, also at the Library of Congress:

    9. G Luff 38 months ago | reply

      amazing image. Love the mood and twin lens. I can hear her explaining it. Awesome.

    10. Gianlucads93 36 months ago | reply





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    11. Andrey Timofeev 29 months ago | reply

      So cute capture :)

    12. akaRazz2 27 months ago | reply

      This I like a lot.
      It brings back good memories.
      As a boy growing up in London during WW2 - particularly towards the end and soon after - I remember the presence, the warm and friendly presence, of so many American service personnel. Their smart uniforms (as here), their easy manner, their openness, that contrasted greatly with a tired and weary Britain, where bomb sites were our rough adventure playgrounds. In this colourless world of shortage, utility products, clothes coupons, food and sweets rationing, we were fascinated by these young people who appeared in our midst, from a land so exotic - to us - as the USA.
      I see all this captured in this photograph.

    13. Arden (LOC P&P) 27 months ago | reply

      akaRazz2: thank you for sharing your childhood memories and your reflections on this photograph.

    14. scrnnmna 21 months ago | reply

      I love this photograph.

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