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.30-Caliber Bullet Through Ivory Soap
  • Dr. Harold Eugene Edgerton, photographer
    1903–1990
    born: Fremont, Nebraska, United States ; died: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States ; active: United States
    Gus Kayafas, printer
    born 1947
    active: United States
  • .30-Caliber Bullet Through Ivory Soap, 1964
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23.5 x 31.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/4 x 12 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Young
  • Not on display
  • 1985.0247
Description

Bullet piercing a white bar of soap (identified as Ivory soap). The bar is left of center with soap dust exploding out both sides. The bullet is in midair right of center.