Atomic Café - News from the Nuclear Age
By Goozar | The beauty and devastation of the atom bomb. Paranoia paraphernalia of bygone times.
On the afternoon of September 10, 1969, Chester McQueary laid his belly onto the dirt of rural Rulison, Colorado. A few seconds later, a nuclear bomb two and a half times the size of the one that dropped on Hiroshima exploded less than two miles below him.
As a 33-year-old anti-nuke hippie, McQueary …
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Even This Cloud Has a Silver Lining
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With an atomic …
The First X-Ray of an Atomic Explosion Inside a Person? Superboy/Superman & the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1964
JF Ptak Science Books (Continuing Post 1140)
I don't know why, but I cannot remember ever having seen an x-ray of an atomic explosion taking place …
As part of the final stages of World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan in August 1945. Today, the location remains the largest city to undergo a nuclear attack.
This footage shows "the loading of the Fat Man bomb into the Bockscar plane on the island of Tinian," as …Nagasaki
Journey to the Seventh Planet, US lobby card #8. 1962
Atomic energy was all the rage in the 1950’s. It had ended World War II, there was talk about using it to power cities, and schoolchildren had to …Energy
Starting in 1942, the U.S. government began quietly acquiring more than 60,000 acres in Eastern Tennessee for the Manhattan Project -- the secret World War II program that developed the atomic bomb. The government needed land to build massive facilities to refine and develop nuclear materials for …Manhattan Project
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Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from Golden State thrift stores, estate sales, and …Cities
John Carlton | New York Nightmare: Air-burst Atomic Bombs Make Cities in the Northeast Obsolete... | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Comprised of three million photographs, the photographic archive of the Daily Herald is held at the National Media Musem. Information about this …
WNYC recently shared some Cold War-era broadcasts intended as public education in civilian defense. One particular broadcast from December 13, 1962 …
JF Ptak Science Books Post 1425
I've written dozens of posts on this blog about atomic bomb history and where the bomb has shown up in popular …
(Top Left) A very rare Roto-Flash Gun (Renwal, 1950s)
Is there any particular gun that stands out as a favorite?
The first truly beautiful gun I ever …