Using a stroboscopic flash to achieve exposures as fast as 1/1,000,000 of a second, Edgerton revealed aspects of motion and of the structure of the world not visible to the naked eye in real time. Here he recorded the powerful "splash" as a bullet collides with a steel block.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil, verso, TC: "Bullet splash//ca. 1930s or 40s//$2,000"; TLC: adhesive label reads "Harold E. Edgerton//Mass. Inst. of Technology//Cambridge Massachusetts"; TRC, in pencil: "0850.4"; stamped in ink: "11001"