Ed Brady Photographs of Mount St. Helens Eruption, July 22, 1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Brady, Ed
Ed Brady Photographs of Mount St. Helens Eruption
July 22, 1980 (inclusive)
11 photograph prints (1 folder) ; 3.5 x 5 in.
Collection Number
Photographs of Mt. St. Helens erupting taken by Ed Brady in Seattle on July 22, 1980
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
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Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Mount St. Helens, an active volcano in Skamania County, Washington, was known as the "Mt. Fuji of America" due to its symmetrical beauty and likeness to the mountain in Japan. Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. The eruption lasted for nine hours and destroyed more than 150 square miles of forest and recreation area. Approximately sixty people were reported dead or missing. Following the main eruption, there were 5 smaller explosive eruptions over a period of 5 months and the plume of ash could be seen as far away as Seattle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Eleven photographs of the July 22, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens seen from northeast Seattle at about 6:30 pm.

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Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1  Mt. St. Helens eruption cloud from Sand Point Naval Base parking lot July 22, 1980
1 2 Mt. St. Helens eruption cloud from the View Ridge area in northeast Seattle July 22, 1980
1 3-11  Mt. St. Helens eruption cloud from 55th Ave NE, Seattle July 22, 1980

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  • Geographical Names :
  • Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)--Eruption, 1980--Photographs