Hiroshima: The Lost Photographs


In 2000, Don Levy found a suitcase full of photographs ready to be picked up by the garbage service in Watertown, Massachusetts. The photographs show Hiroshima in the period shortly after the US dropped the atomic bomb on the city in 1945. A few years later, with the help of writer Adam Levy (no relation), he tracked down the former owner of the house where the suitcase was found. Mark Levitt had inadvertently discarded the pictures when he sold the house. But he had more! He had gotten them from Harlan Miller in 1972, who received them from a family clearing out junk. Miller still had the wooden crate the photographs came in, with the name Lt. Robert L. Corsbie. Records reveal Corsbie was a member of the Physical Damage Division, a group sent to Hiroshima in the fall of 1945 to examine and record the damage caused by the atomic bomb. The pictures were purchased by International Center of Photography in 2006. You can see some of them with the story at Design Observer. Link -Thanks, stefan wahrlich!

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Whoever butchers civilians, if their flag is red and white or red and white a blue, is a monster. If I wasn't an atheist I would hope everyone responsible would burn in a special corner of hell.
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Wonderful and sobering link, thank you. Might want to edit the text a tad, though. I shouldn't have been laughing, but I couldn't help it: "... examine and record the damage caused by the atomic comb". Just picturing that massive comb kickin' ass made me giggle.
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Got to kind of agree with Vagabond. the Japanese had little if no respect for the chinese, they refered to them as "garlic eaters" and looked upon them with contempt. all though we will never know if there was another way to end the fighting, i for one am glad it happened then so that it will never have to happen again......hopefully.
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While I disagree that Hiroshima or Nagasaki "deserved" it, I do think it's true that many more lives would have been lost, on both sides, if the US had opted for a land invasion instead of the Atom bomb.
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