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Photographer's magnum stamp on verso and the print doesn't glow under black light. See: Anna Farova, et. al., David Seymour--"Chim" (Paragraphic Books, New York, 1966), pl.40.
Chim was president of Magnum. He died in 1956. This photo was taken after the worst earthquake of modern Greek history befell the fabled Ionian islands of Cephalonia, Zante, and Ithaca. The tremors continued for a week. Of the island's 118,000 inhabitants, one thousand were estimated to have been killed, ten times that number wounded, and most of the residents left without homes. Within days, a six-nation rescue operation moved into gear, supplying food, water, and shelter, and evacuating the injured to the mainland. Chim photographed the devastation, as utter and shocking as any ancient Greek tragedy. He wrote: "If one believed in anything, it would be the solidity of the ground on which we stand, and if that starts to jump what can we trust?"Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.