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Dickey Chapelle at Opening of St. Lawrence Seaway

Dickey Chapelle at Opening of St. Lawrence Seaway
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Title: Dickey Chapelle at Opening of St. Lawrence Seaway
Description: Dickey Chapelle, photographer, at the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, "Operation Inland Seas." She is holding her camera and there is a tank in the background. This is her favorite photograph of herself at work.

Image ID: 1942
July 1959 
Chapelle, Dickey
Chapelle, Dickey, 1919-1965 : Papers, 1933-1967
Genre: Photograph
This image is one of many taken of or by Dickey Chapelle, and part of the Dickey Chapelle collection held by the Society. Chapelle was one of the first women foreign correspondents to cover World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and military struggles worldwide, particularly against communism. Her work appeared in "Reader's Digest," "National Geographic," "Look," "Saturday Evening Post." Chapelle was killed in Vietnam in 1965. Her collection includes photographs; biographical material and personal papers, primarily news clippings and a few legal documents; taped interviews; and personal correspondence.
Subjects: Photography
War casualties
Tanks (Military science)
Outdoor photography
Clothing and dress
Korean War, 1950-1953

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