Mother, daughter donate never-before-seen photos of Hiroshima after atomic bombing

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A mother and daughter from Hawaii have gifted 36 photos taken soon after Hiroshima, Japan, was destroyed by an atomic bomb to the city's peace museum.  COURTESY OF GAYLE YOSHIKAWA
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A mother and daughter from Hawaii have gifted 36 photos taken soon after Hiroshima, Japan, was destroyed by an atomic bomb to the city's peace museum. COURTESY OF GAYLE YOSHIKAWA

Mother, daughter donate never-before-seen photos of Hiroshima after atomic bombing

by: Hana Kusumoto | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: August 10, 2018

TOKYO — A mother and daughter from Hawaii have given the Hiroshima Peace Museum some never-before-seen photographs taken soon after the city was destroyed by the world’s first atomic-bomb attack.

Gayle Yoshikawa emailed the museum last year asking if it would be interested in 36 images found many years ago above a ceiling at a Honolulu school, said Rie Nakanishi, the museum’s point of contact for queries from overseas.

Yoshikawa said she believed the photos originally belonged to Edith Townes, a science teacher thought to have been involved with the Manhattan Project — a research-and-development undertaking that produced the first nuclear weapons.

But how Townes got the images and why they ended up hidden in the ceiling are still a mystery, Nakanishi said.

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