The New Mexico Military Museum recently added a new acquisition to our collection with “In The Presence of Heroes,” a photography archive of David Scheinbaum.

The archive contains his work and documentation during his journey to the 50th Anniversary of D-day in 1994 accompanying his parents to La-Haye-du-Puits, France, a town that his father Louis Scheinbaum liberated during WW2.

“In The Presence of Heroes,” is a vast archive of fine art photographs, a personal journal, correspondence, ephemera, including celebratory bottles of wine and beer. A special supplement from the Santa Fe New Mexican is the article produced from Mr. Scheinbaum’s archive. Combining a personal essay and photographs resulted in the publication of “In The Presence of Heroes,” in the July 4th, 1994, issue of the Santa Fe New Mexican.

hrough written essay and photography David Scheinbaum documented his journey to the beachheads and towns of Normandy. He was transformed by witnessing the lasting generational effects of gratitude and reverence that were still so powerfully held in the hearts of the grandchildren of the townsfolk liberated by his father Louis Scheinbaum.

 For Further information please contact:

Laureta Huit
Museum Collection ManagerE-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 505.476.1476
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, 87505