Historical Art PhotoNews Posters Circa 1946 - 1952
Offers Always Considered
Photographer Gets Split-Second Collapse Pictures
Cameraman Records Spectacular Suicide Leap
Covering an assignment to photograph a fire in an adjoining building, cameraman L.J. Dancy heard a noise, pointed his camera, and got these two remarkable shots of the Clarksville, Tenn., Masonic Building, as it collapsed.
Left: Jean Williams, 25-year-old elevator operator, sits on a window ledge of the Grant Building in Pittsburgh as hundreds watching her cry "Don't jump". Right: Ignoring the pleas, and avoiding would-be rescuers, she plunges to the street. She left a note which said, "I just couldn't get by".
Beside each stock number is the available quantity of this original poster.
Revealed to the public for the first time is the tiny "MB" camera designed by Eastman Kodak Company, for use by Office of Strategic Services agents and underground forces during the recent war. While seemingly just lighting a cigaret, operators snapped enemy activities as aid to U.S. war effort.