silver print

Mitchell, Carleton
Poland, Gdansk
10.50 x 13.50 x 0

Silver print; photographed by Carleton Mitchell; printed from Mitchell negative 1996.31.3971; military tank monument; Gdansk; 1949; taken on a cruise to the Baltic with Carleton Mitchell aboard yawl yacht CARIBBEE and William T. Moore aboard yawl yacht ARGYLL; July - September, 1949; handwritten and rubberstamped on reverse "PHOTOGRAPH BY/ CARLETON MITCHELL/ PLEASE CREDIT/ 4108". Typewritten on piece of paper accompanying photograph "We Americans have seen so many pictures/ of bricks that they have lost their meaning,/ like units of billions of dollars. But each/ brick, each ruined building, is an individual/ tragedy./ These pictures were made ten years after/ the guns first fired on this, the first city assaulted. Here, in the dead shells and/ twisted wreckage of human hopes, sprout the/ seeds of new destruction./ This is Danzig on the Tenth Anniversary/ of the beginning of World War II/ These are the visible scars.".


Related Events

World War, 1939-1945

Related Subjects

Yacht cruising