Notice

For visitors to Van Gogh in America, operation hours are extended until 5 p.m. Tues-Thurs and 6 p.m. Sat-Sun.

Bullet and Shock Waves, 1961

  • Harold Edgerton, American, 1903-1990

Gelatin silver print

  • Image: 9 1/2 × 7 1/2 inches (24.1 × 19.1 cm) Sheet: 10 × 8 inches (25.4 × 20.3 cm)

Gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation

1996.221

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Stamp, in black ink, stamped, on verso, centered: [stamp is in box shape] HAROLD E. EDGERTON | SEP 12 1961 | M.I.T. CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Stamp, in black ink, on verso, lower left: [stamp is in box shape with two palm trees on left side] © 1961 [61 in pencil] Estate of | [in pencil] 10.069 | HAROLD E. EDGERTON.

Inscribed, in pencil, on verso, upper right corner: 10.069 [boxed].

1996, Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

1996-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Kayafas, Gus ed. Stopping Time: The Photographs of Harold Edgerton. New York, 1987, p. 150, (ill.).

Harold Edgerton, Bullet and Shock Waves, 1961, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation, 1996.221.