Official photograph, Los Alamos Project, Optics Group (g 11), First Atomic Explosion at a Distance of About Five Miles, Trinity Site, New Mexico, 16634
Berlyn B. Brixner (American, born 1911)
gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA)
The Manhattan Project was a very important historic event in New Mexico. People have very strong feelings about the atomic bomb being created in the state and then used on Japan during WWII.