Edgerton's 1932 invention of the stroboscopic or electronic flash quickly effected a revolution in photography by enabling artists to work in locations and under conditions that had never before been possible. Although he himself was a scientist, Edgerton's achievement with the camera secured his place as much in the history of photography as in science.
Inscription: Inscribed in unknown hand in pencil on verso TL, BR: "11.285 [boxed, sideways]", "Bullets"; estate box stamp with pencilled inscription, verso BR: "11.285"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 29," May 21, 2001–September 23, 2001.