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Estate Prints by Dimitri Baltermants

Identifier: HP.2010.09

Content Description

(11) 11x14 and (5) 16x20 black and white prints by Dimitri Baltermants including (1) original 6x9 print. Baltermants was considered the Robert Capa of the Russian Red Army. The Soviet photographer is best known for his pictures of Soviet battlefields during WWII. The prints are from the original negatives in his estate. This small collection focuses on the pain and suffering of war, the struggle of combat and everyday scenes that take place on and around the battlefield. Most of these prints are from the Russian/German front. His original prints are extremely rare and valuable. He is most widely known for his photographs of Nixon, and Castro visiting Russia. This set of prints from the original negatives will make an incredible addition to the Photo Archives and serve as a document on the subject of WWII by one of the most important photographers of that era. Collection includes: Calvary Parade; Guarding Captured Town; Valentina Andrukova; A Father's Ultimate Sacrifice several with Khruschchev; Political Leadership; Brezhnev gives a speech; Reagan and Gorbachev; Astronaut Yuri Gagarin; Mishka the Space Dog; Queue at Lenin's Tomb; Bayonet Attack; Tchaikovsky- Russian soldiers taking a break at the Front. (related accession HP.2008.30)

Acquisition Type



Mike Cannon

Restrictions Apply



  • 1941-1946, 1959, 1960-1964, 1971-1972, 1987



17 photographs