In the single most famous image from W. Eugene Smith’s magisterial photo essay, "Spanish Village," the faces of three members of dictator Francisco Franco’s feared Guardia Civil evince the arrogance often assumed by small men granted great power over others. Originally published in the April 9, 1951, issue of LIFE.
See more photos here.

In the single most famous image from W. Eugene Smith’s magisterial photo essay, "Spanish Village," the faces of three members of dictator Francisco Franco’s feared Guardia Civil evince the arrogance often assumed by small men granted great power over others. Originally published in the April 9, 1951, issue of LIFE.

See more photos here.

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