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Near Shima Hospital

The Hiroshima Panorama Project
Photography of October, 1945

Review Comments:

It is impossible for words to do justice to these remarkable prints. They are an indispensible asset to any person or institution interested in the history of the nuclear age. The prints of exquisite quality and are being made available at a very modest cost.

--- Carey Sublette

From the Hiroshima Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building
This is less than 20 percent of the 360 panorama taken from the Hiroshima Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building taken by Shigeo Hayashi, the original image measures 102.4 inches wide

Out of print since 1975, three enormous and stunning black and white panoramas of the ruined city of Hiroshima are being made available by the Hiroshima Panorama Project (taking the name Near Shima Hospital from the title given to one of the panoramas). This is a not-for-profit project created for education about the effects of nuclear war. All panoramas are on heavy chart paper and folded, each about 8 feet long.

Check out their web site provided courtesy Raymond G. Wilson, Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University.

The three prints are:

To order 3 Photo-Panoramas (postage paid):
Send $25 check or money order AND MAILING ADDRESS to:
Near Shima Hospital
20 Linda Lane
Normal, IL 61761, USA