Bonhams New York to Auction Original Iwo Jima Monument
World War II: The Pacific Theater auction features the original monument depicting the raising of the Stars and Stripes on the summit of Mt.Suribachi by five Marines and a Navy Corpsman.In 1945,Joe Rosenthal, an Associated Press photographer,captured the Pulitzer-Prize winning scene that inspired the monument's creator,Felix de Weldon. The Iwo Jima monument is a symbol of wartime bravery & national unity first unveiled on Constitution Ave in DC in November,1945. 160 Lots, photos, artifacts, etc.
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