Photo Culture #10: Ed Clark

In 1945 Ed Clark, photographer of LIFE magazine, was sent to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s funeral in Warm Springs, Georgia. As hundreds of photographers snapped pictures of the funeral procession, Clark, hearing the notes of Dvorak’s “Goin’ Home” coming from behind him, turned and saw a man crying. The image depicting Navy officer Graham Jackson went around the world, becoming an icon and symbol of a mourning country, broken by pain.


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