Objects from Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation

This photograph depicts a mushroom cloud from a hydrogen bomb explosion rising over other clouds and an ocean below.
American
Untitled ("Ivy Mike" Nuclear Test)
chromogenic print on paper
11 ⅝ in x 19 1/16 in (29.53 cm x 48.42 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm);11 9/16 in x 14 ½ in (29.37 cm x 36.83 cm);11 9/16 in x 19 1/16 in (29.37 cm x 48.42 cm)
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952
Aerial view of a beach on which a swimming accident has occurred. A group of people swarm to the central location and focal point of the photograph, where the injured person lies.
Margaret Bourke-White
Beach Accident, Coney Island, New York
gelatin silver print on paper mounted on masonite
75 1/2 in x 60 in (191.77 cm x 152.4 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Withers
An image of four firemen, each facing away from the viewer and walking among a huge mound of metallic rubble. Smoke and an orange-red glow washes the background.
Peter Turnley
New York, 9-11-01, 2001
archival pigment print on paper
20 in x 24 in (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm);13 ¼ in x 20 in (33.66 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of David and Jennifer Kieselstein
Photograph of building wreckage. Smoke is rising from center of ruins.<br /><br />
Eva Caston 2017
David Seccombe
Ground Zero LXIX, from "Landscapes at Ground Zero"
archival pigment print on Somerset rag paper
19 in. x 13 in. ( 48.3 cm x 33 cm )
Gift of Jean McPhail
A black-and-white image of two children playing among a ruined, roofless structure and rubble. One child is swinging on a rope while the other watches.
Peter Turnley
Bosnian-Muslim Displaced Refugees, Croatia, 1995
archival pigment print on paper
20 in x 24 in (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm);13 ¼ in x 20 in (33.66 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of David and Jennifer Kieselstein
A group of people standing in the middle of a flooded area looking through their belongings.
Leonard Freed
Workers Outside a Home Damaged by Flood, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
vintage gelatin silver print on paper
8 x 10 in. ( 20.32 x 25.4 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A flooded street with water all around, houses on either side.
Leonard Freed
A Flooded Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
vintage gelatin silver print on paper
8 x 10 in. ( 20.32 x 25.4 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
People inside their home that has been destroyed by a flood.
Leonard Freed
Couple Inside Their Flood Damaged Home, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
vintage gelatin silver print on paper
8 x 10 in. ( 20.32 x 25.4 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A man standing in the middle of a street that had been flooded. There are piles of debris in front of the houses.
Leonard Freed
Debris Piled by Side of Road After Flood, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
vintage gelatin silver print on paper
8 x 10 in. ( 20.32 x 25.4 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A photograph of a church destroyed by a bomb. A man in the right foreground points toward an arch.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
World War II Liberation, Limousin, Haute-Vienne, Oradour-sur-Glane, France
gelatin silver print on paper
6 3/8 in x 9 1/2 in (16.19 cm x 24.13 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
This photograph depicts a view of a devastated palatial building. Before its shattered portico is a pile of rubble and fragments of columns. Four men in turbans are seated on the ground before the building. 
Felice Beato
Roofless House after the Lucknow Mutiny
albumen print on paper
10 3/16 in x 12 1/16 in (25.88 cm x 30.64 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of W. Howard and Margaret Bond
Photograph of several gravestones in the cemetery in Lucknow, India.
John Edward Saché
Graves of Sir Henry Lawrence and Brigadier-General J.S. Neill in the cemetery at Lucknow
albumen print on paper
14 7/16 in x 17 11/16 in (36.67 cm x 44.93 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm);9 1/16 in x 11 1/8 in (23.02 cm x 28.26 cm);14 5/8 in x 17 15/16 in (37.15 cm x 45.56 cm)
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. W. Howard Bond

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