V. E. Brock and Cpt. C. Engleman at a Church Dedication

ID: SIA2010-0928 and Neg. # 5037-9


Form/Genre: Group, candid


Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Box 24, Folder: 1

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Seated are V. E. Brock (L), Cpt. C. Engleman (R), and a local resident woman as they eat lunch at a church dedication. Other people can be seen in the background. The men are wearing native necklaces.


  • Brock, Vernon E
  • Engleman, C
  • United States Navy


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Operation Crossroads was an expedition to Bikini Atoll and the northern Marshall islands iunder the auspices of the Department of the Navy. Smithsonian and other scientists collected specimens before the atom bomb tests in 1946. Specimens were collected for the purpose of comparison and to make possible a study of anatomical variations among the various island populations.
  • In 1947 scientists returned to resurvey the region to determine the impact of the atomic tests.
  • See Neg. #s for Operation Crossroads 1947: 92-11701, SIA2010-0924, SIA2010-0925, SIA2010-0927, SIA2010-0928, SIA2010-0929, SIA2010-0964, SIA2010-0965, SIA2010-0966, SIA2010-0967, SIA2010-0968, SIA2010-0969, SIA2010-0970, SIA2010-0971, SIA2010-0972

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Box 24, Folder: 1

Contact information

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

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  • Women
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Atomic Bomb Tests
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Jewelry
  • Church buildings
  • Food
  • Testing
  • Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946/1947
  • Nuclear weapons--Testing


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


  • Group, candid
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2010-0928 and Neg. # 5037-9

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 4h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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