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Harold E. Edgerton 
Firing an Antique (1878) Revolver 
1936 
  
Gelatin silver print 
Various sizes 
  
© Harold & Esther Edgerton Foundation, 2009. Courtesy Palm Press, Inc. 
  
 
LL/33273 
  
Scientific value aside, Edgerton's photographs possess an element of the fantastic not only because they depict a formerly vacant space, but because of their ability to prolong the childhood pleasure of objects violently exploding and breaking firing pistols, bursting glass, bullets impacting, and bucking horses. 
 

 
  
 
  
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