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Inscription

on verso, by unknown hand, upper left in graphite: 399-21; by unknown hand, upper center in graphite circled: 23; by unknown hand, upper right in graphite: 56-14-8-30 (the numbers 8 and 30 are written by a different hand on top of numbers 7 and 23); center, stamped in blue ink in a box: DAVID SEYMOUR- MAGNUM Photos; by unknown hand, center in blue ink: No0434; lower left, stamped in black ink in a box: MAGNUM PHOTO LIBRARY PRINT NEW YORK LOG REF: 8922 [TO BE] RETURNED; center right, printed in black ink on label: 23. Operation Port Said (1956): View in Port Said showing damage inflicted by the fighting. Flooding has probably been caused by broken water main. Not all the public utilities had been restored by November 11th.

Provenance

Ben Shneiderman, Bethesda, MD; gift to NGA, 2008.

Bibliography
1998
Bondi, Inge. Chim: The Photographs of David Seymour. Boston: Bullfinch Press, 1998, p. 187
2003
David Seymour/Chim. Spain: Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, 2003.