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Start of Able Bomb

Mushroom cloud with Bikini Island in front
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas Board; by Charles Bittinger; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 12H X 16W
Accession #: 95-129-D
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Painted from the perspective of Bikini Island, this study shows the cloud towering over the ships of the target fleet. Although Bittinger was at the test, he was not on the island as no one was allowed within five miles of the atoll during the blast.

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  • Cold War
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