An amateur assistant indeed

Lord Halifax assists at the May 1945 San Francisco conference – LIFE May 27 1946

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this delightful picture from the May 27, 1946 edition of LIFE Magazine (page 38). The photograph shows Lord Halifax (Edward Wood), ambassador to the USA pressed into service as an assistant to a photographer capturing the San Francisco conference in May 1945 for posterity. This is the conference that formed the United Nations.

The camera man’s very act of turning to the person beside him and pressing him into service as a holder of his flash made this a picture for posterity, along with the event he was so busy capturing!

The unknown picture snapper looks like he is using a Speed Graphic! The photo is one of a small group that celebrated the very popular Lord Halifax as he completed his assignment as abassador to the USA.


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