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Merry Christmas

Merry Xmas, “Little Willie” Littlefield, 1949 Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1962 (22.2004) Santa Claus Blues, Clarence Williams’ Trio; Charley Straight; Gus Kahn, 1925 VU, photo by André Kertész, December 23, 1931, (2011.7.64) Let’s Make Christmas Merry, Baby, Amos Milburn … Continue reading

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“An Affirmation of Life” 1945-46

W. Eugene Smith, Marine Demolition Team Blasting Out a Cave on Hill 382, Iwo Jima, March 1945 (2008.55.9) Life’s Cover The scene of demolition on Iwo Jima symbolizes the saga of battle that in years to come will take on … 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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