Gallery view

1973

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Child with old bicycle

Vietnam - Child crouches on the ground examining dilapidated bicycle, in a desolate rural setting, a ruined village probably in Vietnam. Large pile of debris and a bare tree are in the background.

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1975 Dec.

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Child lying dead in war

Vietnam - Body of older child or young teenager lies face up on ground, badly destroyed. Label for a mounted version of the photograph observes: "The flower of youth snuffed out with a flash and an explosion. An artillery round reduces this fourteen-year-old to a tangle of twisted limbs and oozing protoplasm. By end of war the fighting was increasingly done by available manpower, the young...."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection