General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, South Vietnamese Chief of the National Police, fires his pistol into the head of suspected Viet Cong official Nguyen Van Lem on a Saigon street early in the Tet Offensive, February 1, 1968

Eddie Adams, American, 1933 - 2004

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negative February 1, 1968; print 2013

Gelatin silver print

6/15

Image: 12 5/16 × 18 in. (31.2 × 45.7 cm)

Sheet: 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Mrs Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund and the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisition Fund

2014.10.4

Publisher

Associated Press (AP)

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Photograph

Research Area

Photograph

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, on reverse, in graphite, lower right: Alyssa Adams; stamped, on reverse, lower left, in black ink, with edition numbers added in graphite: AP[underlined] ASSOCIATED PRESS / Edition # 6[underlined] of 15 [underlined]

Course History

SART 17.9, The Photographer as Activist: Making Art Inspired by the Hood Museum's Collection , Virginia Beahan, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History from the Associated Press, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, October 24-November 30, 2013.

Publication History

Pete Hamil, Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2013, ill. p. 196.

Published References

Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press (Abrams, 2013), ill. p. 196.

Provenance

Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2014.

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