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Ed Westcott

In December 1942, after joining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a 20-year-old Ed Westcott was tasked by the Corps to serve as the official photographer for the Manhattan Project efforts commencing at the Oak Ridge site and operated the only camera allowed in area government facilities. Ed went on to document the project for its duration and built an unparalleled photographic archive that has educated generations. Present at the 75th anniversary of Oak Ridge in 2017 at age 95, Ed remains an inspiring figure. Review Ed Westcott’s photos.


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Westcott speaking to a crowd.
Historic reminder celebration of the war ending.
Ed Westcott holding a camera.
Historic black and white photo of students holding up war ends newspaper.