Antique Gun Firing
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 14 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. (36.2 x 47 cm)
sheet: 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Foundation, 1996
About: This gun took its own picture as the explosion of the bullet triggered a microphone, visible in the foreground, that released the stroboscopic flash. The bullet is barely out of the muzzle of the gun, still hidden in the massive volume of smoke.
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