BC: This picture was taken at my high school graduation in 2004 from Whitehall High. My sister took this picture. This picture is special to me because it was when I accomplished a goal and entered adult life.
FC: Photography Exploration Assignment Claire Mittl
1: Marilyn Monroe on the cover of the very first PLAYBOY magazine. This was on the December 1954 cover. Marilyn help catipult Playboy and give it a name for itself.
2: The image is Alfred Eisenstadt’s photograph of an exuberant sailor kissing a swept-off-her-feet- for-the-moment nurse in Times Square, New York City. Eisenstadt titled his photo “VJ Day, Times Square.” It came to be known as The Smack Seen ‘Round the World. It was fitting that the photo would be taken by Eisenstadt, since his work came to be a symbol of Henry Luce’s Life Magazine in a pre-television era when photography magazines like Life and Look were key news organs for the nation.
3: Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Walks On The Surface Of The Moon Near The Leg Of The Lunar Module Eagle. Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong Took This Photograph With A 70mm Lunar Surface Camera.
4: World War II took American boys to far-flung places and some rough duty. For many, mail came infrequently at best, and at times it held only a Dear John letter. Betty Grable and her million-dollar legs were the perfect balm for the soldiers, and this 1942 pinup of the easygoing girl with oodles of back-home charm, and other assets, made the war seem a little more bearable. Sexy pinups later grew to poster size, perhaps most memorably in the endlessly reproduced portrait of Farrah Fawcett.
5: When President Richard Nixon said he was sending troops to Cambodia, the nation’s colleges erupted in protest. At Kent State some threw rocks. The Ohio National Guard, called in to quell the turmoil, suddenly turned and fired, killing four; two were simply walking to class. This photo captured a pivotal moment: American soldiers had just killed American kids. Student photographer John Filo won the Pulitzer; the event was also memorialized in a Neil Young song and a TV movie. The girl, Mary Ann Vecchio, turned out not to be a Kent State student, but a 14-year-old runaway. She was sent back to her family in Florida.