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Artist:
Arthur B. Rickerby, 15 Mar 1921 - 2 Aug 1972  Search this
Sitter:
Chester William Nimitz, 24 Feb 1885 - 20 Feb 1966  Search this
Douglas MacArthur, 26 Jan 1880 - 5 Apr 1964  Search this
William Frederick Halsey, Jr., 30 Oct 1882 - 16 Aug 1959  Search this
Forrest Percival Sherman, 1896 - 1951  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 26.2 x 33.5cm (10 5/16 x 13 3/16")
Mount: 50.8 x 40.7cm (20 x 16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
Nihon\Kanto\Tokyo Bay
Date:
Sep 2, 1945
Exhibition Label:
Photojournalist Arthur Rickerby, just twenty-four years old, took this photograph on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. Admiral Chester Nimitz (1885–1966), who had been commander in chief of the Pacific Ocean Area, was signing the Japanese articles of surrender for the United States. The Japanese delegation had already signed, as had General Douglas MacArthur (standing, left), for the Allies. Standing to the right of MacArthur are Admiral William Halsey and Rear Admiral Forrest Sherman. All four men held crucial leadership roles in the Pacific theater of World War II, but it was MacArthur who delivered the closing remarks on this historic day, marking the end of World War II, noting, “It is my earnest hope . . . that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge.”
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Military  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Exterior\Ship  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk  Search this
Human Figures\Soldier  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Button\Brass  Search this
Human Figures  Search this
William Frederick Halsey, Jr.: Male  Search this
William Frederick Halsey, Jr.: Military\Navy\Officer\Admiral  Search this
William Frederick Halsey, Jr.: Military\Navy\Officer\World War II  Search this
Forrest Percival Sherman: Male  Search this
Forrest Percival Sherman: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
Chester William Nimitz: Male  Search this
Chester William Nimitz: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee  Search this
Chester William Nimitz: Military\Navy\Officer\Admiral  Search this
Chester William Nimitz: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador\United Nations  Search this
Chester William Nimitz: Military\Navy\Officer\World War II  Search this
Douglas MacArthur: Male  Search this
Douglas MacArthur: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Douglas MacArthur: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2004.36
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Arthur B. Rickerby
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f5eed5a8-4243-47c4-b777-2f5c33e27345
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2004.36