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Death of a Light Bulb / .30-Caliber Bullet
  • Dr. Harold Eugene Edgerton, photographer
    born: Fremont, Nebraska, United States ; died: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States ; active: United States
    Gus Kayafas, printer
    born 1947
    active: United States
  • Death of a Light Bulb / .30-Caliber Bullet, circa 1936
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 42 x 50.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 1/2 x 19 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Young
  • Not on display
  • 1985.0279

Four square images arranged in a square on a white ground. They depict a light bulb being shattered by a bullet. The bullet enters the light bulb at top right and exits at bottom right.