AY Jackson canvas showing Canadian mine that fuelled atomic bomb emerges


Locutus
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An all-but-forgotten, 74-year-old painting by the Group of Seven’s A.Y. Jackson, a large canvas on which the renowned artist depicts the Northwest Territories mine that produced uranium for the world’s first atomic bomb, has emerged from the obscurity of a private collection to be sold this month at one of three major fall auctions of Canadian art.


Jackson’s Radium Mine — nearly a metre wide and held since it was painted by the family of Gerald LaBine, the artist’s friend and the owner of the mining operation along the eastern shore of Great Bear Lake — represents a remarkable convergence of the histories of Canadian art, national industrial development and the global nuclear age.


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A.Y. Jackson canvas showing Canadian mine that fuelled atomic bomb emerges at auction


 
EagleSmack
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Canada provided the non-lethal parts of the bomb.
 
The Old Medic
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Believe it or not, the United States mined its own Uranium. One such mine was on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon by the way.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by The Old MedicView Post

Believe it or not, the United States mined its own Uranium. One such mine was on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon by the way.

And in Utah

Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Canada provided the non-lethal parts of the bomb.

If you want the best U236, you buy Canadian.
 
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