America Now and Then

Now

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The Loneliness of the Red Hand Truck at Dusk, Richland, Washington

Note the fire extinguisher.

Construction of the Atomic Bomb started there in 1942.

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Nighthawks, by Edward Hopper, 1942. New York

Note the two silver bomb prototypes.

The United States had just entered the Second World War. The Plutonium facilities at Richland were just being planned.

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