On This Day
1712 – Action of 17 August 1712 New Deep naval battle between Denmark and Sweden.
This battle took place on 17 August 1712 south of Rügen, in the Baltic Sea, during the Great Northern War. The site is known as Neues Tief in German, Nydyp in Danish, and Nya Djupet in Swedish, all meaning “New Deep.” The action was a victory for Denmark, commanded by Hannibal Sehested, over Sweden, commanded by Henck.
Born On This Day
1920 – Lida Moser, American photographer and author (d. 2014)
Lida Moser (August 17, 1920 – August 11, 2014) was an American-born photographer and author, with a career that spanned more than six decades, before retiring in her 90s. She was known for her photojournalism and street photography as a member of both the Photo League  and the New York School. Her portfolio includes black and white commercial, portrait, landscape, experimental, abstract, and documentary photography, with her work continuing to have an impact.
The Photo League was an early center of American documentary photography in the post war years, with membership including many of the most significant photographers of the 20th century. In a retrospective at the Fraser Gallery in Washington DC, she was described as a pioneer in the field of photojournalism, and The New York Times noted that she “excelled at photojournalism at a time when women were a rarity in the field.” She has also been described, much to Moser’s annoyance, the “grandmother of American photojournalism.”
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