Your Cart

Alfred Maximilian Gruenther handshake a man, saying his farewell , two men looking at them.

Alfred Maximilian Gruenther handshake a man, saying his farewell , two men looking at them.
Alfred Maximilian Gruenther handshake a man, saying his farewell , two men looking at them.
Alfred Maximilian Gruenther handshake a man, saying his farewell , two men looking at them.

Available Options

SKU: SCAN-NOP-00441724

Alfred Maximilian Gruenther (March 3, 1899 – May 30, 1983) as a four-star General after World War II, served as the Supreme Allied Commander (SACEUR) in Europe from 1953 to 1956. Gruenther was born in Platte Center, Nebraska, the son of Mary (née Shea) and Christian Gruenther.[1] He attended St. Thomas Academy in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 1918, he graduated fourth in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 1952, he was the youngest[citation needed] four-star general in U.S. history[2] and an adviser and planner to top generals in World War II. He was chief of staff of the Third Army, Fifth Army, and the 15th Army Group; and was the principal American planner of the allied invasions of North Africa in 1942 and Italy in 1943. He is sometimes credited to be the youngest major general in the U.S. Army in World War II, but that distinction belongs to James M. Gavin, who, as commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, was promoted to major general at the age of 37. Gruenther was promoted to the temporary rank of major general at the age of 43 or 44. After the end of World War II in 1945, he was deputy commander of U.S. forces in Austria. From 1953 to December 31, 1956, when he retired, he was supreme allied commander in Europe/commander-in-chief of the U.S. European Command. He appeared on the February 6, 1956 cover of Time. From January 1 1957 to March 1964, he was president of the American Red Cross. He was a member of the Draper Committee and appeared as a guest on February 10, 1957 on the successful TV quiz show What's My Line. In 1958, General Gruenther received a Litt.D. from Bates College. Gruenther was the recipient of many national medals, including the Distinguished Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and honorary degrees from American universities. His great-grandson, Captain Lucas Gruenther, also was a distinguished member of the military before passing away on January 28, 2013, during a training mission over the Adriatic Sea in an F-16 jet fighter at the age of 32.

Photograph details

All items are shipped in a strong cardboard envelope to ensure safe delivery.

Shipping time

We aim to dispatch the same day or the next working day.

We ship from two locations: Riga, in Latvia, and Reykjavik, in Iceland.

We dispatch using both Icelandic and Latvian Post.

USA / CANADA: orders should take approx. 8-12 days to be delivered.
WESTERN EUROPE: orders will normally take approx. 6-10 working/business days to be delivered.
EASTERN EUROPE: can take up to 15 working/business days to be delivered.
REST OF THE WORLD: can take up to 16 working/business days to be delivered

Express shipping via UPS: takes usually up to 1-3 business days, anywhere in the world.

For an additional price we can provide you with a Certificate of Authenticity. 
We guarantee you that all our images are original editorial photographs that originated from press archives. 

The Certificate is an perfect addition to your photo and will make it even more valuable in the future. This is highly valuable for all memorabilia and collects. Also great as an addition to any gift

Frame it or gift it in a nice box!
When purchasing a photo, you can also purchase a:

Mat Board
It is also known as passe-partout. A mat board, or simply mat, is a resident paper-based item that is positioned between your valuable photograph and the frame.
It used in the framing industry because it gives a polished look to your collectible.  All mat boards are customizable to your frame and photo's dimensions.
These mat boards are perfect if you already have a frame you wish to use but need an extra touch to add extra value.

Customized framed photo with a paper mat board
All our professionally customizable frames are made of resistant glass and elegant wood. You can customize your frame by color, size, and dimension of the mat board. We offer different colors: black, white, silver, gold or blue. 
All frames are transparent and so allow you to access the back easily to see the provenance of the photo.
The photo is professionally sealed in the protective frame to ensure an optimal duration of the product.
If you wish to see the back of the photo at all times, without fighting the law of physics, we have an option for you!

Customized framed photo with a paper mat board + reprint of the back
This option includes a scansion of the original information found in the back of the photograph. These handwritten scribbles and notes are essentials because they are part of what creates the value of our vintage photographs.
The back of the photo is then printed and placed in the front, next to the original photo so to create a contrast. This combination will showcase the true value of the photograph and its provenance!
The photo, and the reprint of the back, are professionally sealed in the protective frame to ensure an optimal duration of the product!
Contact us about information regarding frames and boxes for your original photos.  


All the original pictures are sold without watermarks.

All our photographs are LIMITED ARCHIVE ORIGINALS - not reprints or digital prints.

SEE the BACKSIDE OF the PHOTO - many times the pictures will present stamps, dates and other publication details - these marks attest and increase the value of the pictures.

Since the photos are real press photographs they may have scratches, lines or other signs which just underlie the authenticity of the original photo.

What you will buy from us has a true historical value and authenticity. All these photos have a story to tell and come from a reliable source.


By purchasing a photo from IMSPIX Images, copyright does not transfer. We are selling these photos as collectibles only and no copyright is implied.

SAFE SHOPPING - we sell to clients all over the world and each package is safely prepared and shipped in hardboard envelopes.