John Carver Collection, 212 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is comprised of two scrapbooks containing photos of international events and personalities of World War II, and a signed photograph by Joe Rosenthal of the flag-raising on Mount Suribachi at the Battle of Iwo Jima. (1 box) Last updated 02/11.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: John Carver (1904-1270) was born in Frederick County, VA on May 1, 1904, and was employed by the U. S. Treasury Department until his retirement in 1967. He returned to Frederick County after his retirement, and passed away on March 10, 1970. During World War II, Carver worked as a photo-technician for the Associated Press where he became acquainted with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Joe Rosenthal. Carver kept a scrapbook during World War II, and, thanks to his friendship with Rosenthal obtained several famous photographs of the war, including a signed copy of the raising of the American flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Joe Rosenthal (1911-2006) was a photographer for the Associated Press during World War II, and snapped several of the most famous photographs of the war, including the Marines raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi at the Battle of Iwo Jima. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his Iwo Jima photograph. After the war, Rosenthal worked as a photographer for several newspapers. He died on August 20, 2006. Rosenthal, who became famous after the flag raising photograph always insisted, "I took the picture, the Marines took Iwo Jima."

BIBLIOGRAPHY: John Carver obituary, Winchester Evening Star, March 10, 1970; American Jewish Historical Society Newsletter, Fall/Winter, 2003.

CITE AS: Joe Carver Collection #212, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA

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BOX 1

Scrapbooks of photographs of World War II, 2 items ( the photographs cover a broad range of events and personalities from World War II) WARNING: Some of the photographs contains images that might not be appropriate for very young children

Photograph of Marines raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi at the Battle of Iwo Jim, signed by Joe Rosenthal, 1 item, photograph

"We Remember the Sands of Iwo Jima" by James Brady, Parade Magazine, January 22, 1995, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)