This image provides a glimpse into the destruction at Nagasaki after the 1945 bombing. A little over a month after the attack by US forces, the only two structures present are shacks assembled from remaining reminisces of the flattened village.
This image bears an attached caption which reads:
'1071 D Associated Press Photo from New York / Caution: Use Credit / ADVANCE FOR RELEASE TO PM'S OF MONDAY, SEPT. 17 1945 / CENTER OF NAGASAKI / Center Area of Atom Bomb-Blasted Nagasaki Lies in ruins a little over a month after the bomb struck in all its fury. Narrow Path winds through masses of debris, all that is left of the buildings that once stood there. Shacks in foreground were built from scraps of tin picked up in the ruins. / ADCVANCE FOR RELASE OF PM'S OF MONDAY, SEPT.17,1945 / Associated Press Photo / JM-9/14/45 1215P A-PL /WABC GD NYWS MON TMC PA / LON MEXCITY FOREIGN. 168image is copyright and credit stamped Associated Press Photo and stamped Oct 4 1945. The reverse is further inscribed 'War / Nagasaki' in pencil, and a catalogued with a sticker reading 'dfpx 38959'.
Center of Nagasaki after Bomb Blast
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
16.5 x 20 cms (6.48 x 7.86 ins)
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