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The Mexican Suitcase
by ICP
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In late December 2007, three small cardboard boxes arrived at the International Center of Photography from Mexico City after a long and mysterious journey. These tattered boxes – the so-called Mexican Suitcase – contained the legendary Spanish Civil War negatives of Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David Seymour (known as “Chim”). Rumors had circulated for years of the survival of the negatives, which had disappeared from Capa’s Paris studio at the beginning of World War II. Together, these roles of film constitute an inestimable record of photographic innovation...

David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Late April/early May, 1936. Mother nursing a baby while...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1938

SPAIN. Nov 7th, 1938. Near Fraga, Aragon front. Loyalist troops...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1938

SPAIN. November 7th, 1938. Near Fraga, the Aragon front. Loyalist...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. November 1938. Aragon Front. Ebro. General LISTER (left)...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1938

SPAIN. Catalan front.late December 1938Ð early January 1939....
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Brinete. July. 1937. CLAUD COCKBURN(left) and FRED COPEMAN,...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Toledo. Sep. 1936. Young Republican recruits. (From the...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Teruel. Dec.1937. Refugees on the road fleeing. (From...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Barcelona. late Dec. 1937.Two men reading newspapers after...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Cordova. late June. 1937. Peasants. (From the Mexican...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Barcelona. November 8, 1936. Crowd attending the parade...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Bibao. February 1937. Parade. (From the Mexican Suitcase)...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Barcelona. November 8, 1936. Parade for the Nineteenth...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. October, 1936. Dolores Ibárruri speaking before a crowd...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Bermeo.January-February 1937. Basque fisherman working...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Bermeo. January-February 1937. Republican soldiers. (From...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Amorebieta. 1937. Basque region. Outdoor Mass for Basque...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Amorebieta. 1937. Basque region. Outdoor Mass for Basque...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Gijon, Asturias. January, 1937. Destroyed typewriter after...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Madrid. October 1936. Cannon firing. (From the Mexican...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1936

SPAIN. Aragon front. late August – early September, 1936. Sleeping...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN.Madrid. Feb. 1937. Two Republican soldiers and a bear....
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Teruel. Dec. 1937. Civilians in front of a shelter. (From...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. December 21st, 1937. Aragon front. Battle of Teruel....
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Teruel. Dec. 1937. Old woman running. (From the Mexican...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Teruel. Late December, 1937. Man carrying a wounded boy....
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Teruel. December, 1937. Republican soldiers in destroyed...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1939

FRANCE. March 1939. Between Argeles-sur-Mer and Le Barcares....
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Madrid. Feb. 1937. Republican soldiers marching. (From...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Madrid. October 1936. Young boy wearing a cap of the metal...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. University City, Madrid. February, 1937. Republican officer...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Madrid. Feb. 1937. Republican soldier shooting through...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Valencia. June 12, 1937. Spectators at the funeral of...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Valencia. June 12. 1937. Republican soldiers marching...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Valencia. May, 1937. Crowd outside morgue after air raid....
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Valencia. March. 1937. Soldier with bugle during the training...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Cordoba.June. 1937. Republican soldier rolling a cigarette....
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Navacerrada Pass. May-June 1937. Dead Republican soldier....
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Segovia front. late May - early June. 1937. Republican...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. Navacerrada Pass. May-June 1937. Wounded Republican soldiers....
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Madrid. late April-early July 1936.The Spanish Civil War....
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1938

SPAIN. November 7, 1938. Contact prints of the Battle of Rio...
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1938

SPAIN. November 7, 1938. Contact prints of the Battle of Rio...
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