Signed, titled, dated, and situated, and with typed description, copyright stamp and “Vintage Print” stamp and annotated “Unique” on verso. Signed, on reverse, in graphite, lower right: Leonard Freed; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, upper left: LFATL-04; inscribed, on reverse, in blue ink, upper left facing left: USA: Negers (Atlanta); inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, lower left: 1981 ATLANTA - USA; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, lower center: UNIQUE; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, center: 11/36; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, upper right facing left: 3500; stamped, on reverse, in pink ink, lower left: Copyright / abc / press / 24 APR. 1981 / O.Z. Achterburgwal 141 / 1012 DG Amsterdam / Telef. 249413 / Telegr. Abcpress / Telex 13498; stamped, on reverse, in purple ink, left facing right: ATLANTA, 24 black youths slain in 21 months, April 81 Distrib.81.73 [underlined] / Atlanta police have found yet another body in a river not far from / the city, a dumping ground used by a killer who so far has taken the / lives of 24 young blacks in the past 21 months. A local TASK FORCE is / operating “day and night” with the FBI in trying to track down the / killer who has terrorized the black community. The Mayor of Atlanta / Maynard Jackson said that the mysterious disappearance did not / indicate a “great crime wave sweeping the city”, and that about the same / number were missing in 1978. The Chief of Police Lee. P. Brown, has / between 300 to 1700 men working on this problem and in the TASK FORCE / alone there are 70 men including a large share from the FBI. / Photos by Leonard Freed/MAGNUM Photos, 2 Rue Christine, Paris 6e; stamped, on reverse, in purple ink, lower center: 20. Day and night the members of the TASK FORCE try to solve the / killings, behind them composite portraits of suspects.; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower center: VINTAGE PRINT; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower right: c [encircled] Leonard Freed-Magnum
Harley and Stephen C. Osman, Stamford, Connecticut; lent to present collection, 2014; Jamie Osman Handwerker and Haim Handwerker, New York, New York; given to present collection, 2014.
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