Atomic Fireball As Seen From The Air

Made:
1946-07-01 in Bikini
maker:
Unknown

Gelatin silver print entitled 'Atomic Fireball As Seen From the Air', taken by an unknown photographer for Joint Army-Navy Task Force One, 1 July 1946. 'Here is the camera record of the evolution of the atomic fireball, begining micro-seconds after the detonation of the atoomic bomb over Bikini Lagoon July 1, 1946, with the man-made light of a thousand suns and ending with the formation of the atomic cloud. The series of eight pictures were taken by electrically operated aerial camera miles away from the blast. Sixth in a series of eight.'

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/14404
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford