Ed Brady Photographs of Mount St. Helens Eruption, July 22, 1980 PDF
- Brady, Ed
- Ed Brady Photographs of Mount St. Helens Eruption
- July 22,
- 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
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
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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.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|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|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Geographical Names :
- Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)--Eruption, 1980--Photographs