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A Most Significant Mudlarking Find

I found this item mudlarking on the shores of Brooklyn. According to the Museum of Radiation and Radioactivity, it is a pin that was given to individuals who worked with the Manhattan Engineer District (The WW2 Era name for The Manhattan Project) for more than one year. A bronze pin was awarded to those with less than one year's service.


My pin was made of silver.

I researched and found an article that describes the amount of people who worked for the Manhattan Engineer District and it was a few thousand. It was famously headed by J. Robert Oppenheimer.

On the back of the pin is the name "Whitehead". Individual names were engraved on to the pins.

My grandfather fought in WW2 and this relic is special to me but I also know that there is a lot of pain and suffering associated with it. I remember my grandmother being supportive of the decision to drop the bomb because she didnt want her brother to be killed in an invasion of Japan.




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Membre inconnu
07 mai 2023

You truly never know what your goin* to find…

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turkeyriverjct
turkeyriverjct
06 mai 2023

http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/omeka-2.0.4/items/show/1676 Well it seems unknown was right, here's the back.


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Dig Dug
Dig Dug
28 avr. 2023

Whitehead Hoag is a makers mark, They made tokens, pins and medals. Sometimes show up as W.H. on said pieces.

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Lukerbutter27
Lukerbutter27
24 avr. 2023

Epic! Amazing! Incredible! I just learned about that in my history class. If I found something like that, I’d hold it and stare at it for a long time.

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turkeyriverjct
turkeyriverjct
24 avr. 2023

sent you a e-mail link with possible match.

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Merrill Kazanjian
Merrill Kazanjian
24 avr. 2023
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Thank you! I will check it out !

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