Under the Radar

Surveying the Damage

Since the New York Times did their paywall thing, we're never sure if you'll be able to see stories that we link to from here, but this one is worth trying to see.

The Sunday Magazine has posted a gallery of photos taken by Robert L. Corsbie just two months after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Corsbie was exectuive officer of the Physical Damage Division of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey and President Truman assigned him the task of collecting data that would help American architects design buildings that could withstand nuclear attack.

The photos eventually ended up in the hands of the International Center of Photography in New York and the museum is having a three-month showing of Corsbie's work.

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