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What is the "story" behind this photograph? Taken in New Jersey (1947).

DREAMERS

We have a situation. This recently acquired photograph is very quickly becoming one of our favorites. We have always made great efforts to be as accurate as possible in our caption information, and we have always encouraged our viewers to contact us if information presented is incorrect. According to our information this photograph that we call “Dreamers” (no relation to the Dream Act) was taken in New Jersey in 1947.

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It must be remembered that many Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe were destroyed by fire bombing. Incendiaries.

THE BOMBING OF JAPANESE CITIES: BLACK RAIN

It must be remembered that many Japanese cities including Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe were destroyed by fire bombing. Incendiaries. The lead photo, “The Bombing of Japanese Cities: Black Rain”; Japan (1945), shows a destroyed Japanese city. “I was 10 when the B-29 came. My family lived underground for three days. When we came up the city was gone. Then the heat brought rain. Black rain. You made the rain black, and shoved your values down our throats.”  Sugai – from the film “Black Rain”.