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on verso, taped to top center, typed in black ink on newsprint: 2 1/3 Seconds Home is Blown to Splinters / AP Wirephoto / A SHIELDED camera, 60 feet away, recorded the destruct- / tion of a civil defense test house at Tuesday’s atomic / tests in Nevada. Taking 24 pictures a second, the camera / revealed that the $20,000 home—which was 3,500 feet from / the center of the atomic explosion—was shattered in 2 1/3 / seconds. The only source of light was from the bomb blast. / Dummies in a basement shelter of the house apparently / were unhurt, and a second house, 7,500 feet away, sustained / only minor damage.; by unknown hand, lower center in magenta ink: Atom Bomb Test – Nevada – 1953; stamped diagonally along lower right edge in red ink: [illegible] / 4th E[illegible] / MAR 20 1953; bottom left corner, diagonal partial copyright stamp in faded black ink

Provenance

Mary and Dan Solomon, Monarch Beach, CA; gift to NGA, 2015.