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Sale 38 Lot 977

HIROSHIMA RECONNAISSANCE PHOTOGRAPHS Lot of two original 18" x 9 1/4" b/w, aerial reconnaissance photos of the doomed city of Hiroshima, the first apparently showing the city before the August 6, 1945 dropping of the atomic bomb from Paul Tibet's Enola Gay, the second image, originally marked "Top Secret" in the negative, showing smoke covering the devastated, flattened center of the city, with one large building still burning fiercely at center. Both photos bear a vertical crease at center and rough margins, but are otherwise
Estimate $ 400-500

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