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Hanford Engineer Works aerial photograph

circa 1960
 Collection
Identifier: 2014-246

Abstract

The Hanford Engineer Works in Hanford, Washington, was a plutonium production facility that was first constructed during World War II. This item is a digital copy of the aerial photograph of the Hanford facility.

Dates

  • circa 1960

Creator

Extent

1 digital_files

General Physical Description

1 Tiff file.

Historical Note

The Hanford Engineer Works in Hanford, Washington, was constructed during World War II. Sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company acted as the prime contractor. Due to the physical isolation of the plant and the confidential nature of the governments mission there (producing plutonium for the first atomic bomb), the plant was responsible for the medical and social affairs of the workers. The work force was mostly laborers brought in from outside the eastern Washington area.

Scope and Content

This item is an aerial photograph of the Hanford facility, which shows the buildings, smoke stacks, towers, railroad tracks and surrounding landscape. The photograph is signed "Dobley Johnson."

Existence and Location of Originals

Original photographic print : b&w ; 14 x 17 in. has been retained by the owner.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Hanford Engineer Works aerial photograph
Status:
Online
Author:
Laurie Rizzo
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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