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Robert Capa photograph of an elderly stone mason cutting a road for Israeli soldiers

Object | Accession Number: 2005.594.2

Photographic print by Robert Capa depicting Israeli soldiers waiting for a stone mason to assemble his compressor to cut stones for a new road to Jerusalem in June 1948. It was published as part of a photojournalistic essay: ‘‘A Tale of Two Cities’’, in July 1948 in the London magazine, Illustrated, with text by Irwin Shaw. It records the last hours in Jerusalem before the cease fire, when the city and the mountain road was being bombed and under constant fire.

Artwork Title
Stone mason preparing to cut stones for the new road to Jerusalem
Date
1948 June  (depiction)
1948 July 03  (publication/distribution)
Geography
creation : Jerusalem
Language
English
Classification
Photographs
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mark Reichman
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:01
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