Stranger things have happened, though I'll confess to never thinking very deeply about it. Chalk it up to seeing so many different magazine photographs from later on, when, with the benefit of more advanced technology and the glory-hounding precedent of Capa, people really did take amazing pictures and in real time.
This calls for vengeance. I'm whipping up a secret specialty broth just for you, icedance-san. It contains flour, eggs, half a liter of green baby diarrhea, and a shredded copy of Paul Raiser's Couplehood for garnish. Enjoy!