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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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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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“The Imperial Army Is Now Crusading”

Front, “The Imperial Army, the Corner-stone of Asia,” No. 3-4, 1942 (2006.6.2) 1940: In Asia… Japanese soldiers stand sentinel at all key points of East Asia. Japanese troops advance to the Continent across the sea. Are they “Aggressors of Asia?” … Continue reading

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Happy EARTH Day

Marilyn Bridges, Pathway Into Infinity, Nazca, Peru, 1979(448.1983) Ernst Haas, Monument Valley, along Colorado River (The Creation), 1971 (38.1976) Soichi Kiyooka, Tatsukushi, Kochi, November 1973 (9.1994) Russell Munson, Colorado dune, 1982 (311.1983) Brett Weston, Rock Formation, ca. 1965 (2012.119.59) Hidekazu … Continue reading

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Front (“The Guardian of Asia”)

Front, (1-2), 1942, 16 5/8 x 11 11/16 in. (42.2 x 29.7 cm.), Photo-Gravure, (2006.6.1) … ni en la calidad insuperable de cada aeroplane y cada buque… … nor in the unsurpassed quality of each airplane and each ship… … … Continue reading

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