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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lower Manhattan Illuminated by Ten Photoflash Cartridges of 50,000,000 Candlepower Each!~ 1949

Check out this Crazy photo I found on the net today. It's an image of lower Manhattan illuminated by ten photoflash cartridges of 50,000,000 candlepower each, dropped from a B-17 Bomber in June 1949 during a U.S.A.F. test of new photographic equipment. I hate to think what happened to the poor souls who were looking out their windows as one of those 50 Million candlepower flashes went off!
 B-17 Bomber

via  Library of Congress

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