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Rosenthal, Joelocked

(09 October 1911–20 August 2006)
  • Karen Patricia Heath


Rosenthal, Joe (09 October 1911–20 August 2006), photojournalist, was born Joseph John Rosenthal in Washington, D.C., one of five sons of David and Lena Rosenthal. His parents were Jewish immigrants from Russia, but young Joe converted to Catholicism. Joe experimented with photography from an early age. He obtained an Eastman Kodak Brownie camera by clipping and mailing in coupons. Joe attended McKinley Technical High School in Washington, D.C. He was so small the football coaches refused to let him try out for the team: instead Joe tried out for track and became a champion pole-vaulter....

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