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Photo Assignment

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1: This picture was taken by Iain MacMillan on August 8, 1969 for the Beatles album "Abbey Road". Its significance derives from it being one of the most recognizable album covers of all time for one of the greatest bands who ever lived.

2: This picture was taken on Monday November 25, 1963 at President John F. Kennedy's memorial service. The emotional appeal and timing of the photo makes it iconic considering it followed a shocking event in American history.

3: The man on the moon picture, taken July 20, 1969, is significant because it denotes the first time anyone has ever set foot on the moon. It is an important and recognizable photo in history as well.

4: This picture, depicting the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in World War II, was taken on August 9, 1945 at the time of the explosion. The photo itself while significantly marking and depicting the magnitude of nuclear weapons, also merited a Pulitzer Prize award for the photographer.

5: The photo of the firefighters hanging the flag contains a strong emotional appeal for not only those who suffered a loss on September 11, but for Americans who use it as a symbol of freedom and patriotism despite their fallen countrymen. This historic and iconic photo was taken on September 12, 2001, the day after the attacks.

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  • Title: Photo Assignment
  • Historically and socially significant pictures with descriptions for my Mass Culture class.
  • Tags: historic pictures
  • Published: over 9 years ago