Ed Westcott was the official photographer for the Manhattan Project during WWII. Many of his photographs are world famous but there are thousands that people have never seen. Here in this collection, we’ll share some of both, the famous and not-so-famous.
During the summer of 2011, AMSE adult and teen volunteers, scanned more than 1,000 original Westcott photos from AMSE’s collection into the Museum’s photo catalog collections software program in order to simplify search for retrieval of the collection. The photos are posted with their accession number (2010.012.XXXX), a description of the photo and date in parentheses, and an old reference number that can be cross referenced with the collection at the Oak Ridge Public Library.
The Photography of Ed Westcott is a collaboration between the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE), and Emily and Don Hunnicutt, Ed’s daughter and son-in-law. If you see any photos you like and would like to have reproduce or copies of, please contact the Hunnicutts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In March of 2013, AMSE received an Award of Excellence for the The Photography of Ed Westcott Tumblr project. More info…