• Created Date
  • 1949
  • Description
  • Images documenting the 1949 Bikini Resurvey Project.Caption in scrapbook: Others had been thereThis crude sign hangs in a dilapidated and rotting frame building which was used as a Seabee shop during Operation Crossroads. It seemed to express with defiant bluntness the atmosphere of deserted Bikini Island -- an atmosphere compounded of heat and ruin and loneliness and the ghosts of one of the world's earliest experiments with atomic bombs. The... more
    Images documenting the 1949 Bikini Resurvey Project.Caption in scrapbook: Others had been thereThis crude sign hangs in a dilapidated and rotting frame building which was used as a Seabee shop during Operation Crossroads. It seemed to express with defiant bluntness the atmosphere of deserted Bikini Island -- an atmosphere compounded of heat and ruin and loneliness and the ghosts of one of the world's earliest experiments with atomic bombs. There were other signs on other buildings, but this one had the directness of the spoken work in a place where no man had lived for three years.Radiological Survey of Bikini, Eniwetok and Likiep Atolls Scrapbook, p. 45. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL at 100-250 dpi in JPEG format, saved at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2007