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Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: negative
Maker: Date made: 1942
Measurements: 8" x 10"
A bizarre creation of the multiflash, this picture taken in 1942 follows the Martels and Mignon dance team hurling one of their members high into the air, where she performs a complete somersault. Edgerton's three pictures of this acrobatic troupe were among the earliest of his many images to appear in "LIFE" magazine, whose readers responded enthusiastically to his photography. (from "Stopping Time" (1987), pp. 95-6.) (CC)