Antique Gun Firing Postcard
Harold E. Edgerton Photographer
This modern postcard features a famous photograph of an antique revolver hand gun being shot.
The original image was taken by photographer Harold E. Edgerton in c.1936.
"Harold Eugene Edgerton, Sc.D. (April 6, 1903 - January 4, 1990) was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1937 he began a lifelong association with photographer Gjon Mili, who used stroboscopic equipment, particularly a "multiflash" strobe light, to produce strikingly beautiful photographs, many of which appeared in Life Magazine.
Edgerton was a pioneer in strobe photography, subsequently using the technique to capture images of balloons during their bursting, or a bullet during its impact with an apple, for example. He was awarded a bronze medal by the Royal Photographic Society in 1934, and the National Medal of Science in 1973."
Postcard Condition: Mint
Postcard Size: 4 1/4 by 6 inches (10.75 x 15.25 cm).