J. I. Tracy and Others Pose with Coral Specimens

ID: SIA2010-0966 and Neg. # 5013-7

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Form/Genre: Group, candid

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

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Summary

Geologist J. I. Tracy (far left) of the USGS, Geologist J. Harlan Johnson (center) of the USGS and the Colorado School of Mines and an unidentified member of the expedition pose with some of the coral specimens collected during Operation Crossroads in 1947.

Subject

Tracy, J.I

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • 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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Topic

  • Atomic Bomb Tests
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Geologists
  • Corals
  • Collecting and collections
  • Testing
  • Specimens
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946/1947
  • Nuclear weapons--Testing

Place

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

Form/Genre

  • Group, candid
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2010-0966 and Neg. # 5013-7

Physical description

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

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