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    24 Extraordinary Photos Of The Making Of The Atomic Bomb

    Images of the incredible individuals behind the Manhattan Project and their lives at Los Alamos.

    Leó Szilárd and Albert Einstein, 1939

    Ernest Lawrence, Arthur Compton, Vannevar Bush, James Bryant Conant, Karl Compton and Alfred Loomis at UC Berkeley, March 1940

    Housing at Los Alamos

    Hans Bethe and Enrico Fermi Exploring

    ID Photo of Klaus Fuchs

    Fuller Lodge of the Los Alamos Site, 1942

    Enrico Fermi on a Hike with Friends

    Robert Oppenheimer

    Ernest Lawrence, Enrico Fermi and I.I. Rabi

    Main Gate to Los Alamos, 1943

    James Chadwick and Leslie Groves

    ID Badges at Los Alamos, 1943

    Emilio Segrè, Enrico Fermi, Hans Bethe, H.H. Staub, Victor Weisskopf, Erika Staub and Elfriede Segrè on a Sunday Hike

    Emilio Segrè Group

    Alpha I Calcutron Racetrack at Oak Ridge

    Otto Frisch Playing the Piano at Los Alamos

    Fat Man Shake Test, 1945

    Trinity Test Base Camp, July 1945

    Louis Slotin with the Trinity Gadget, July 1945

    Robert Oppenheimer Overseeing the Final Assembly of the Trinity Gadget, 13 July 1945

    Trinity Gadget at Base of Tower, 14 July 1945

    Norris Bradbury with the Assembled Trinity Gadget in Tower, 15 July 1945

    Trinity Test, 16 July 1945

    Robert Oppenheimer and Leslie Groves Examining the Remains of the Trinity Test Tower, July 1945

    Post inspired by "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" by Richard Rhodes. All photos from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Flickr account except where otherwise noted.