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Sailor Photographing the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

1960-10-13

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Robert Osburn served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 through 1961. He was a photographer’s mate on board the aircraft carrier Intrepid. His job was to document life and work on board the ship.

Osburn served on board for two of Intrepid’s Mediterranean cruises. Many of his photographs captured crew members exploring such sights as the French Alps, the Acropolis and the Dead Sea. This photograph depicts another sailor taking a photograph of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

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Details

  • Title: Sailor Photographing the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem
  • Date Created: 1960-10-13
  • Location: Bethlehem, West Bank
  • Historic Owner: Robert Wayne Osburn
  • Credit Line: Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Gift of Robert Wayne Osburn and family. P2013.149.188a

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