Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: negative
Maker: Date made: 1938
Measurements: 4" x 5"
When a batter hits a softball, the bat bends and the ball caves in around the bat. Many of us find it difficult enough to hit a softball at all, but this athlete had an additional challenge. The photo was taken in a darkened room, with the sound of the ball hitting the bat triggering the flash. The microphone was just beyond the right edge of the frame of the photograph. (see "Stopping Time" (1987), pp. 54-5.) (CC)