Gus Solomons Postcard
Harold E. Edgerton Photographer
Dancer Gus Solomons is captured using stop motion photography in this great modern reproduction postcard. The handsome black black man is facing the camera moving his arms up and down.
The original image was taken in 1960 by pioneer in stroboscope photography Harold E. Edgerton.
"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: Excellent
Postcard Size: 4 1/4 by 6 inches (10.75 x 15.25 cm).
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