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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2.2002.268
People
Robert Del Tredici, American (Cloverdale, California born 1938)
Title
Operation Crossroads Hearing (Russell Senate Office Building, Room SR-418, Washington, D.C., December 11, 1985)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
1985
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, District of Columbia, Washington
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/148730
Location
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Technique
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
image: 18.5 x 27.5 cm (7 5/16 x 10 13/16 in.)
sheet: 27.8 x 35.5 cm (10 15/16 x 14 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: verso of mount, upper edge, removed: Operation Crossroads Hearing. An American general testifies before Congress that the 1946 "Operation Crossroads" nuclear tests in the Pacific did not expose soldiers to dangerous amounts of radiation. However, many of the soldiers involved in these tests have gone on to develop cancers, so it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintains that the tests were safe. Russell Senate Office Building, Room SR-418, Washington, D.C. December 11, 1985
  • inscription: verso, u.r. corner, in graphite, likely not in artist's hand: P-1997-8 Del Tredici
  • inscription: verso, b.r. corner, in graphite, in different hands: Operation Crossroads Hearing
    2.2002.268
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Beinecke Fund
Copyright
Photograph copyright by Robert Del Tredici
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2.2002.268
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography since 1970, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/17/2021 - 01/16/2022

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