Author Archives: Christopher George

The United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Physical Damage Division

United States Government, The United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Physical Damage Division, The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Volume I, May 1947, p.42 (2011.23.1) United States Government, The United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Physical Damage Division, The … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum at Ground Zero

At 0816 hours 6 August 1945, one of three B-29s over Hiroshima dropped the first atomic bomb ever used for military purposes. An eyewitness who was 2% miles west of the city stated: “I saw a single enemy airplane flying … Continue reading

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A giant leap…

Neil Armstrong, [Buzz Aldrin walking on moon], July 20, 1969 (2012.99.1) MAN ON THE MOON — Apollo 11, astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. walks on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969 in this photo taken by astronaut … Continue reading

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“Countdown Toward the Moon”

Unidentified Photographer, [Moon seen by Apollo 8], December, 1968, (2012.99.22) Unidentified Photographer, [Moon seen by Apollo 8] (verso), December, 1968, (2012.99.22) NASA, [Moon annotated with possible sites to be photographed], November 29, 1968 (2012.99.28) NASA, [Moon annotated with possible sites … Continue reading

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“Amelia Earhart riding up the Broadway canyon through cheering thousands with the traditional accompaniment of ticker tape…”

The New York Times, Mid-Week Pictorial, July 2, 1932 (2006.18.39) New York accords a “Lindbergh welcome” to the woman who accomplished a solo flight across the Atlantic: Mrs. Amelia Earhart Putnam Riding up the Broadway canyon through cheering thousands, with … Continue reading

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Weegee Knew Something Was Brewing – and It Was!

Weegee, This is the scene as Weegee shot it before the blast; he said his psychic bone told him something would happen. Then…, July 5, 1944 (2040.1993) Weegee, …something happened, all right – the street fell in. Note the fallen … Continue reading

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Independence

Louis Faurer, Silent Salesman, Philadelphia, ca. 1937 (2013.99.53) Lisette Model, World War II Rally, Lower East Side, ca. 1943 (93.1993) Henri Cartier-Bresson, New England, July 4, 1947 (220.1994) Independence Day. This woman explained to me that the flagpole over her … Continue reading

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