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Forty-Five Years Ago, the Government Used Subterranean Nukes to Dig for Natural Gas

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.<p>As a 33-year-old anti-nuke hippie, McQueary …


The Red Menace: 15 Vintage Anti-Communist Ads & Propaganda

Anti-communist ads and propaganda attempted to inspire loyalty to America, abject terror of the Soviets, and acceptance of seemingly inevitable …


Target You - 1950's Educational Film - S88TV1

Superman Vs. Atom Man

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)<p>I don't know why, but I cannot remember ever having seen an x-ray of an atomic explosion taking place …

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Haunting Raw Video Shows Final Preparation Of Atomic Bomb And The Explosion At Nagasaki

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.<p>This footage shows "the loading of the Fat Man bomb into the Bockscar plane on the island of Tinian," as …

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<i>Journey to the Seventh Planet</i>, US lobby card #8. 1962

BAD TOYS – Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab

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 …


1950... cities vs. A-Bombs!

The Secret City

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 …

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Amazing 1950s Illustrations of American Cities Destroyed by A-Bombs

click to enlarge<p>Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from Golden State thrift stores, estate sales, and …


John Carlton | New York Nightmare: Air-burst Atomic Bombs Make Cities in the Northeast Obsolete... | The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.<p>Earl A. Powell III, National …

Atomic Bomb

WNYC recently shared some Cold War-era broadcasts intended as public education in civilian defense. One particular broadcast from December 13, 1962 …

Miss Atomic Bomb: the A-Bomb in Popular Culture--Comics, Cakes and the Will of God

JF Ptak Science Books Post 1425<p>I've written dozens of posts on this blog about atomic bomb history and where the bomb has shown up in popular …


Top-Shelf Titans: The Brady Chieffi Interview

(Top Left) A very rare Roto-Flash Gun (Renwal, 1950s)<p>Is there any particular gun that stands out as a favorite?<p>The first truly beautiful gun I ever …

Will Davis

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