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 Post subject: Never-Before-Seen Trinity Site Atom Bomb Explosion Photos
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:29 am 
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I am privileged to present a collection of never-before-seen photographs of the atomic bomb tests at the Trinity Site. My brother-in-law's father worked there during WWII and had these images stowed away for 60 years. The photos have been offered to the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum for their archives.

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Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:14 pm 

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Cool photos! Are you sure the first 3 are not from some high-speed camera, given you can see the fireball expanding?

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Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:26 pm 
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Greetings madengr:

According to my source, these were taken with a regular camera (for the 1940s era). In some of the videos of the nuclear explosions I have seen, the fireball and cloud took long enough to develop to allow someone with a fast film advancement finger to capture the sequence.

I searched the Internet pretty extensively to see if I could find duplicates of these photos prior to announcing them. There are of course similar ones, but none from the same vantage point. Finding original color photos of the event is difficult - probably because of not wanting such detail of the signature to be discernable. These images are highly blued due to aging of the film.

There are most likely other "unauthorized" photgraphs around, but are either still buried in someone's attic or have been thrown away long ago.

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