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The Baker Bomb at Bikini

The atom bomb mushroom cloud at its peak
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Charles Bittinger; 1946; Framed Dimensions 31H X 37W
Accession #: 95-129-A
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The cloud at its peak, showing the water column and the familiar cauliflower-shaped cloud of water vapor. Millions of gallons of water hung in the atmosphere, where they mixed with fission particles and became highly radioactive.

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