Atomic swimsuit competition (1947)

26223163971_1726c2b186_kThe year was 1947, and post-war activities in Oak Ridge included the Atomic Energy Commission’s EA Swimsuit Contest Party. Go figure. (Department of  Energy archives/Ed Westcott photo)

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