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Some Newly Obtained Photos from Overseas Entered into the Peace Database


October 10 (Wed.), 2018

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum has been collecting and organizing materials related to the atomic bombing, including A-bombed artifacts, mementoes, and photographs. 
 
Among the photos which were newly acquired from overseas, some have just been entered into the Peace Database
 

(1)1,033 photos are from the collection of the National Archives and Records Administration 

The photos were taken by the United States Strategic Bombing Survey which was established to study of the effects of the aerial attacks by the US Army. The survey team conducted a survey during October and November in 1945 and closely took photos of the effects of the atomic bombing against Hiroshima. 

 
From 2009 to 2012, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum had acquired high-definition digital images from the National Archives. After a careful examination of those photos, the ones unveiled for the first time were entered into the Peace Database.
 
Search those photos by typing in “United States Strategic Bombing Survey” on the database.
 

(2)12 photos are from the collection of the research results in 2017 

From September 25 through October 5, 2017, the Hiroshima Peace Memoriam Museum conducted some research at the following institutions in the United States for the first time - the National Academy of Sciences Archives, the Library of Chicago University, The MacArthur Memorial Archives, and United States Marine Corps History Division, and obtained roughly 1,670 photos. 
 
Details of the 12 photos are as follows:
 
October 27, 1947   Photo by US Army   
Courtesy of National Academy of Sciences Archives
 
August, 1945   Photo supposedly taken by Toshio Kawamoto   
Courtesy of National Academy of Sciences Archives
 
Around August 5-7, 1946   Photo by Toshio Kawamoto   
Courtesy of National Academy of Sciences Archives
 
Around August 5-7, 1946   Photo by Toshio Kawamoto   
Courtesy of National Academy of Sciences Archives
 
Around August 5-7, 1946   Photo by Toshio Kawamoto   
Courtesy of National Academy of Sciences Archives
 
Around 1951-55
Courtesy of National Academy of Sciences Archives
 
Around 1951-55
Courtesy of National Academy of Sciences Archives
 
After November ,1945   Photo by US Army   
Donated by Susan & John Cessna, Douglas Vingo Family  
Courtesy of The MacArthur Memorial Archives
 
Fall in 1945   Photo taken and donated by F. Clay Nixon   
Courtesy of United States Marine Corps History Division
 
Fall in 1945   Photo taken and donated by F. Clay Nixon   
Courtesy of United States Marine Corps History Division
 
Fall in 1945   Photo taken and donated by F. Clay Nixon   
Courtesy of United States Marine Corps History Division
 
Fall in 1945   Photo taken and donated by F. Clay Nixon   
Courtesy of United States Marine Corps History Division
     
Contact Information:
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Curatorial Division
+81-82-241-4004


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