Joint Army Task Force One Photo - Baker Day atomic Explosion - image-1
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Lot 166 D

Joint Army Task Force One Photo - Baker Day atomic Explosion

Auction 1012 - overview Cologne
24.05.2013, 00:00 - Photography
Estimate: 1.200 €
Result: 1.342 € (incl. premium)

Joint Army Task Force One Photo

Baker Day atomic Explosion
1946

17,7 x 22,5 cm (20,5 x 25,2 cm) - 18,1 x 23 cm (20,6 x 25,4 cm). 2 Vintages, Gelatinesilberabzüge.

„In this oblique view the condensation cloud, still in an early stage, is expanding on the heels of the air shock wave at over 700 miles per hour. A large ship appears as a tiny black speck in the air shock disk, the white area marking the outward sweep of the shock wave across the surface of the water." (cited from: William S. Shurcliff, Bombs at Bikini. The Official Report of Operation Crossroads, New York 1947, Tafel 26; cf. William S. Shurcliff, Operation Crossroads. The Official Pictorial Record, New York 1946, ill. 182)