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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2.2002.269
People
Robert Del Tredici, American (Cloverdale, California born 1938)
Title
All the Warheads in the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
1985
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Boston
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/148806
Location
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Technique
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
image: 18.2 x 27.4 cm (7 3/16 x 10 13/16 in.)
sheet: 27.7 x 35.3 cm (10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: From verso, as transcribed on current mat: [crossed out: R.W.Frederic] Robert Deltredici
    All the warheads in the U.S. nuclear arsenal
    [crossed out: P1997.7]
  • label: Printed label for image taped inside mat, removed: All the Warheads in the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal. This field of ceramic nose-cones represents, in miniature, all the warheads in the U.S. nuclear arsenal at the end of the Cold War: about 25,000. Some of these warheads are now being dismantled, but the long-term disposition of the plutonium inside these bombs has not yet been determined. "Amber Waves of Grain" installation by Denver sculptress Barbara Donachy, Boston Science Museum, Boston, Massachusetts. 13 February 1985
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
2.2002.269
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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