The photo they didn’t set you see…

Then again, in this double shot, taken from the proof sheet, we can see how Klein (or his editor) crossed out the fun photo (no 28) of the kid smiling and holding a toy gun while his friend looks away, and chose to print no 27, the ugly one. Motto: never trust a photograph to tell the truth…And of course the cheerful mixed-race atmosphere of the erased photo is replaced by a more Aryan scene… the war had only been over ten years before.

Author: John Tranter