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Still Life, Hiroshima

Burnt out landscape with bits of bone
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Standish Backus; 1946; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-186-AQ
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According to the Director of the Japanese Red Cross Hospital, the following figures may be accepted for Hiroshima casualties:

 

    Total Population:                                250,000

    Casualties not requiring hospitalization:          6,000

    Casualties requiring hospitalization:             44,000

    Dead:                                             200,000

 

    *Note: The figures released by the U.S. Army were those of recorded casualties.

 

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