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Lens Hawk

Navy photographer looks through a camera
Description: Drawing, Pen and Ink; by Joseph Hirsch; C.1943; Unframed Dimensions 13H X 9W
Accession #: 88-159-FP as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Aviation photography is a vital function of modern reconnaissance, and the big battles of today invariably are fought after preparations based on photographic scouting. The camera likewise has a vital function in recording the results of battle or bombing missions. Navy photographers are schooled in the camera arts from use of the grand snapshot to the aerial "big Bertha". Here, a candidate for a photographer's rating works out with a pocketful of film holders in reserve.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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