New York Nightmare

Made:
1949-04
artist:
John Carlton

Gelatin silver print entitled 'New York Nightmare' by an unknown photographer Associated Press artist John Carlton for the Daily Herald, April 1949. 'Air-bust atomic bombs make many cities in the American North East obsolete, according to Dr. R. E. Lapp, atomic scientist and war department and National Military Establishment adviser. This composite drawing by Associated Press Staff Artist John Carlton shows how such a bomb burst over 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, New York City, would flash death-dealing gamma rays through the citys tall buildings...'

Details

Category:
Photographs
Collection:
Daily Herald Archive
Object Number:
1983-5236/13479
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
  • visual and verbal communication