Talk:Ed Westcott

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Manhattan Project photos[edit]

ARE his MP photos public domain? I realize he was a contractor for the gov, but then there is also this thing about national labs versus DOE (read the warning on the DOE template) and he was at a national lab.TCO (talk) 17:21, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

The situation certainly is confusing. For many years, his photos were published without identifying the photographer -- they were "US government" photos. It's my understanding that his work was born "government property" and is public domain. He was a federal government employee for most of his career -- not a contractor. He was not an employee of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is/was actually only one of several government facilities and operations in Oak Ridge -- and ORNL didn't actually exist as such until after the war. --Orlady (talk) 19:02, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Ian Rose (talk · contribs) 21:56, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Should be able to get to this in the next couple of days. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 21:56, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

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  • No dablinks
  • Some EL issues, see below.


  • Reads well, hardly changed a thing in my copyedit.
  • I think you could reconsider the necessity of some links, e.g. photographer, camera, newspaper, etc, but not a showstopper.


  • Links for the following footnotes seem to be dead or dying:
    • 1
    • 8
    • 11
    • 13
    • 14
  • Re. FN11, not sure we're encouraged to use blogs but as I can't access the site I don't know just what it looks like.


  • All licensing checks out.
  • Format-wise, there is a fair bit of sandwiching from all the pictures so I wonder if shifting a few to a gallery at the end might be better, but again not a showstopper.

Summary -- really enjoyed this one, I guess loving photography as well as history helps... ;-) Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 06:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

  • I have cut back the necessary links, and removed a couple of duplicates. I would have repaired the link rot early if I had known the article would be reviewed so soon. The links in sports articles have a half-life of just a few months, so they usually decay waiting in the queue. I submitted this one as a MilHist article because I couldn't see an obvious slot for a photographer, so of course it gets reviewed straight away. Anyhow, the sports articles give good practice, I have have repaired them all straight away. Moved some of the images into a gallery to reduce the clutter (and added two more). Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:53, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Okay, the links all work and I think the layout is much improved with some images moved to a gallery. Just one last thing, has Children of the Manhattan Project considered a reliable source for other articles? I didn't spot the editorial policy and it just looked a bit amateurish/enthusiast... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 23:30, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
      I've replaced it with other sources. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:17, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
      Changes look good (I might've said known for "Manhattan Project photography" instead of just "Manhattan Project" but will leave to you) -- passing as GA. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 03:01, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

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