John Carver Collection

 

 

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

John Carver Collection
212 THL
 

Inventory created by Archives Staff 03/1997. Last revised 04/2018.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 0.25 linear feet

DATE:  1941-1995

SCOPE AND CONTENTThis collection is comprised of two scrapbooks containing photos of a broad range of people and events during World War II. Please note that some of the photos contain graphic content. Additionally, the collection includes a signed photograph by Joe Rosenthal of the flag-raising on Mount Suribachi at the Battle of Iwo Jima.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: John Carver was born in Frederick County, VA on May 1, 1904. 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. Later, he 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.

Joe Rosenthal (1911-2006) was a photographer for the Associated Press during World War II. He is responsible for several of the most famous photographs of the war, including that of 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.

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

ACQUISTION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.

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

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1 

Scrapbooks of photographs of World War II, 2 volumes

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)