Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

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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Julia Pirotte, Resistance in Marseille, 1944

Julia Pirotte, Deux partisans juifs, Marseille, 1944 (368.1983) Julia Pirotte, Les armes, Marseille, 1944 (362.1983) Julia Pirotte, L’Insurrection, Marseille, 1944 (363.1983) Julia Pirotte, Maquis near Venelles, 1944 (377.1983) Julia Pirotte, Une action près de gardanes, Marseille, 1944 (344.1983) Julia Pirotte, … Continue reading

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