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The Navy Art of Standish Backus

 

Still Life, Hiroshima
Standish Backus #30
Watercolor, 1946
88-186-AQ

 

 

 

At the Red Cross Hospital, Hiroshima
Standish Backus #33
Watercolor, 1946
88-186-AT

 

 

The Japanese Director pointed out the various types of casualities, the fractures, the contusions, the loss of hair, the blood degeneration, the dysentery-like cases of radiation after-effects, and mostly the burns. Among the latter were the cases of girls wearing flowered prints who showed the pattern etched in burns on their bodies where the dark patches had been.

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01 August 2001