Escaped pig at Gamble Valley Trailer Camp!
The big question? How they were to divide up the ration coupons once the pig was slaughtered.
Thanks to the National Archives in Atlanta for this fun find.

Escaped pig at Gamble Valley Trailer Camp!

The big question? How they were to divide up the ration coupons once the pig was slaughtered.

Thanks to the National Archives in Atlanta for this fun find.

profp:

Time for a coffee break. Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. (Library of Congress)
Palmer, Alfred T., photographer. 1 transparency : color.
Notes: Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

profp:

Time for a coffee break.
Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. (Library of Congress)

Palmer, Alfred T., photographer.
1 transparency : color.

Notes:
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Source: profp

Construction of Y-12 plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Love seeing the outline of the soon-to-be calutron racetracks.

Thanks, as always, to Ed Westcott and the National Archives.

Construction of Y-12 plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Love seeing the outline of the soon-to-be calutron racetracks.

Thanks, as always, to Ed Westcott and the National Archives.

Though VJ Day is often commemorated on August 14, Emperor Hirohito addressed Japan on August 15, 1945. For many Japanese, including prisoners of war, it was the first they learned of the end of World War II.

Via the National Archives Online Public Access.

Though VJ Day is often commemorated on August 14, Emperor Hirohito addressed Japan on August 15, 1945. For many Japanese, including prisoners of war, it was the first they learned of the end of World War II.

Via the National Archives Online Public Access.

Paratroopers preparing for battle.

Paratroopers preparing for battle.

todaysdocument:

Hiroshima

At the time this photo was made, smoke billowed 20,000 feet above Hiroshima while smoke from the burst of the first atomic bomb had spread over 10,000 feet on the target at the base of the rising column.Two planes of the 509th Composite Group, part of the 313th Wing of the 20th Air Force, participated in this mission, one to carry the bomb, the other to act as escort, 08/06/1945

todaysdocument:

Hiroshima

At the time this photo was made, smoke billowed 20,000 feet above Hiroshima while smoke from the burst of the first atomic bomb had spread over 10,000 feet on the target at the base of the rising column.Two planes of the 509th Composite Group, part of the 313th Wing of the 20th Air Force, participated in this mission, one to carry the bomb, the other to act as escort, 08/06/1945

nbcnews:

Ceremonies mark 67th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb attack

Top Photo: Kimimasa Mayama / EPA
Bottom Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP - Getty Images 

Arata Yamamoto, NBC News reports from Tokyo — As dignitaries from 71 countries joined a crowd of 50,000 on Monday to mark the 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack, Japanese officials vowed to revamp energy policies in the wake of the devastating Fukushima nuclear accident.

Read the complete story.

photosofedwestcott:

2010.012.0033
Librarian, Mrs. Edwards standing by shelved books, holding an open book.

photosofedwestcott:

2010.012.0033

Librarian, Mrs. Edwards standing by shelved books, holding an open book.

Y-12 is often referred to as a “plant,” but it eventually contained 268 separate facilities, from calutron racetracks and pump rooms to change houses, cafeterias and much more.

Y-12 is often referred to as a “plant,” but it eventually contained 268 separate facilities, from calutron racetracks and pump rooms to change houses, cafeterias and much more.

Woman with Geiger counter at the X-10 pilot reactor plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Courtesy of the National Archives.

Woman with Geiger counter at the X-10 pilot reactor plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Courtesy of the National Archives.

The story behind one of World War II’s most recognizable posters, courtesy of Studiocanoe over at Vimeo.

"Code of Wartime Practices" from the Office of Censorship during World War II.
Thanks to the State Archives of North Carolina for sharing this in their ”Democracy and the Media” online exhibit.
Check out the whole exhibit (and this document) here.

"Code of Wartime Practices" from the Office of Censorship during World War II.

Thanks to the State Archives of North Carolina for sharing this in their ”Democracy and the Media” online exhibit.

Check out the whole exhibit (and this document) here.

"New Departure Ball Bearings" company uses Hiroshima for ad campaign.


Yes, the heart of any nation’s industrial might is the ball bearing.

"New Departure Ball Bearings" company uses Hiroshima for ad campaign.

Yes, the heart of any nation’s industrial might is the ball bearing.

Part 1 of the series, A Nuclear Family presented by the Y-12 History Center in Oak Ridge Tennessee.

Camel cigarette ad from Time Magazine, August 20, 1945.
Love the description of the “T-zone”, the “final proving ground for any cigarette…” 

Camel cigarette ad from Time Magazine, August 20, 1945.

Love the description of the “T-zone”, the “final proving ground for any cigarette…” 

Source: TIME