The Atomic Blast on Bikini Atoll from Sea Level

ID: SIA2010-0973 and Neg. #91-6355

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Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1946

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Box 26, Folder: 4

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Summary

This photograph is of the atomic blast on Bikini Atoll from sea level. The ships being tested can be seen underneath the mushroom cloud caused by the atomic bomb.

Subject

Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Operation Crossroads was an expedition to Bikini and the northern Marshall Islands in 1946 under the auspices of the Department of the Navy. Dr. Leonard P. Schultz. Curator of Fishes at the National Museum of Natural History, was in charge of the biological investigation of the reef fishes in the area. His investigations centered on the relative abundance of fauna before and after the atom bomb tests. Specimens were collected for the purpose of comparison and to make possible a study of anatomical variations among the various island fish populations.
  • See Neg. #s for Operation Crossroads 1946: 91-6345, SIA2010-0895, SIA2010-0896, SIA2010-0897, SIA2010-0899, SIA2010-0900, SIA2010-0901, SIA2010-0902, SIA2010-0903, SIA2010-0904, SIA2010-0905, SIA2010-0906, SIA2010-0907, SIA2010-0908, SIA2010-0922, SIA2010-0923, SIA2010-0973, SIA2010-0974

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Box 26, Folder: 4

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1946

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Nuclear weapons
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Boats and boating
  • Landscapes
  • Atomic Bomb Tests
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Testing
  • Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946/1947
  • Nuclear weapons--Testing
  • Ships

Place

  • Marshall Islands
  • Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)
  • Pacific Ocean

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2010-0973 and Neg. #91-6355

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 9w x 6h; Type of Image:Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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