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Garden at Hiroshima, Autumn

A Japanese mother and her child stand in the destroyed city
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Standish Backus; 1946; Framed Dimensions 25H X 31W
Accession #: 88-186-AJ
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When Naval investigation teams went into Hiroshima City after the bombing about a month later, inhabitants generally stayed away. This sense of isolation amid the ruins left the teams with an eerie feeling as they worked.

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  • World War II 1939-1945
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