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One of the war's last victims, Leipzig, 7th May, 1945
1945; printed 1964
from the Images of war series

Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Measurements
35.4 × 28.0 cm (image and sheet)
Inscription
stamped in blue ink on reverse u.c.: Please Credit: ROBERT CAPA - MAGNUM / COURTESY - LIFE MAGAZINE
stamped in blue ink and inscribed in pencil on reverse u.c.: PLEASE CREDIT / ROBERT CAPA - MAGNUM / MAGNUM PHOTOS INC. / 15 West 47th Street / New York 19, N.Y.
stamped in blue ink on reverse c.: Please Credit: ROBERT CAPA / "IMAGES OF WAR" Copyright © 1964
printed on paper label on reverse c.: GERMANY Capa was in Leipzig the day war ended, and wrote, / "I had the picutre of the last man to die. The last day, / some of the best ones die. But those alive will fast forget." / 44-10-1
stamped in blue ink on reverse l.c.l.: DISTRIBUTED BY MAGNUM PHOTOS, INC. / 15 W. 47th St. New York 36, N.Y.
printed on paper label on reverse l.c.: Panel 52: One of the war's last victims, this American machine gunner (Panel 52 underlined) / was killed by a sniper in Leipzig on the last day of the war. / (World War II Germany May 7th 1945)
Accession Number
PH166-1973
Department
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1973
Gallery location
Not on display