Author Archives: Christopher George

“You’ve Got a Friend”

Vu, Radio, September 14, 1932 (2007.84.61) Lewis Hine, [Highly-skilled worker testing radio frequency alignment and making final test of chassis, RCA Victor, Camden, New Jersey], 1936-37 (957.1975) Man working in a RCA Victor Plant. Final Inspector – testing radio frequency … Continue reading

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“The Statue of Liberty: A Guiding Light in a Dark World”

Picture Post, The United States: The Statue of Liberty: A guiding light in a dark world, 1940 (2007.80.2) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified group with Statue of Liberty], ca. 1886 (2008.81.13) Andreas Feininger, [Statue of Liberty at night], January 1943 (2011.78.10) Berenice … Continue reading

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V-J Day: “Everybody’s Happy in Times Square”

Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in Times Square, New York], August 14, 1945 (15627.1993) Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in Times Square, New York], August 14, 1945 (2095.1993) Weegee, Everybody’s Happy, New York, August … Continue reading

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“…the power of the atom bomb is beyond belief…”

Yosuke Yamahata (1917-1966), [Dazed boy, his face cut by glass, standing with his injured mother holding rationed rice balls, following the atomic bombing of Nagasaki], 1945 (1387.2005) Yosuke Yamahata, [Around 6:00 a.m., 1500 meters from epicenter of blast, men carry … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: “Intense heat”

Unidentified Photographer, [Severely damaged printing presses, Chugoku Shimbun Building, Hiroshima], October 28, 1945 (2006.1.357) Building 50: Chugoku Shimbun Building. 5I, GZ3000. First story of reinforced concrete Building 50. Shows newspaper printing press severely damaged by fire which gutted building. Hiroshima: … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: “Devastated by blast and fire”

Unidentified Photographer, [Burned-over landscape north of ground zero in the vicinity of Hiroshima Castle], October 31, 1945 (2006.1.278) 4H, GZ3200. Looking southeast from Hiroshima Castle. Shows group of unburned blast-destroyed, combustible buildings 3,200 feet northeast from GZ (3,700 feet from … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: “a blinding flash and the overpowering heat and wind”

Yoshito Matsushige, [Dazed survivors huddle together in the street ten minutes after the atomic bomb was dropped on their city, Hiroshima], August 6, 1945 (1464.2005) Yoshito Matsushige, [Dazed survivors huddle together in the street ten minutes after the atomic bomb … Continue reading

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