Photo, Print, Drawing [Leap into freedom]
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About this Item
- [Leap into freedom]
- Photograph shows Hans Konrad Schumann (1942-1998), an East German border guard defecting to West Germany by jumping over barbed wire barricade.
- Leibing, Peter, photographer
Created / Published
- [1961 Aug. 15]
- - Schumann, Hans Konrad,--1942-1998
- - Soldiers--German--Germany--Berlin--1960-1970
- - Refugees--German--Germany--Berlin--1960-1970
- - Escapes--Germany--Berlin--1960-1970
- - Liberty--1960-1970
- Photographic prints--1960-1970.
- Photographic prints--1960-1970
- - Title devised by Library staff. (Source: 100 photographs : the most influential images of all time. New York, NY : Time Books, 2016).
- - Note on verso: Freedom leaper identified: This East German soldier, whose leap over a barbed wire barricade between East and West Berlin symbolized the repressions of the Berlin Wall, never was named. Now, two years later, he has been identified and traced to a village in West Germany where he lives with his wife and 11-month-old son.
- - Newspaper clipping on verso: This photo of an East German soldier leaping over barbed wire barricade to freedom in West Berlin became a symbol of the repressions of the Berlin Wall.
- - Associated Press photo.
- - On verso: Aug. 23 1963.
- - Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
- 1 photographic print.
Call Number/Physical Location
- NYWTS - BIOG--Schumann, Conrad--German refugee [item] [P&P]
- New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- cph 3c38900 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c38900
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-USZ62-138900 (b&w film copy neg.)
- Publication may be restricted. For information see "New York World-Telegram & ...," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/076_nyw.html
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- Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-138900 (b&w film copy neg.)
- Call Number: NYWTS - BIOG--Schumann, Conrad--German refugee [item] [P&P]
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Chicago citation style:
Leibing, Peter, photographer. Leap Into Freedom. Berlin Germany, 1961. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2010645736/.
APA citation style:
Leibing, P., photographer. (1961) Leap Into Freedom. Berlin Germany, 1961. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010645736/.
MLA citation style:
Leibing, Peter, photographer. Leap Into Freedom. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2010645736/>.