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Atom Bombing of Washington, D.C.; preparatory for "Washington Under the Bomb" in Collier's, October 27, 1951

Atom Bombing of Washington, D.C.; preparatory for "Washington Under the Bomb" in Collier's, October 27, 1951
Title
Atom Bombing of Washington, D.C.; preparatory for "Washington Under the Bomb" in Collier's, October 27, 1951
Date 
1950
Medium 
Oil on paper laid on board
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 5/8 x 32 5/8 in. ( 42.2 x 82.9 cm )
Description 
Landscape that depicts the devastation of nation's capital after the atomic blast; the bomb set many landmarks in D.C. on fire including the Pentagon; it also cracks many of the structures of many landmarks including the Capitol and the Washington Monument.
Credit Line 
Gift of Chesley Bonestell
Object Number 
1956.9
Inscriptions 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in oil: "Chesley Bonestell"
Gallery Label 
This picture of a devastated Washington was used to illustrate the article "Washington Under the Bomb" by Hal Boyle, an Associated Press Columnist. The article and picture were part of Collier's thematic issue on World War III.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group