Category: atomic age

TODAY IN HISTORY: The 11-megaton “Romeo” nuclear test at Bikini Atoll on March 26, 1954, part of Operation Castle.

(Atomic Veterans of America)

Found in the draft folder.

Gas masks for protection from an atomic attack, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1958. Photo by Dolf Kruger.

(Geheugen van Nederland)

The Atomic Man, aka Timeslip (1956)

A-Plane: Behold the Atom Powered Plane on a vintage “Into Space” cigarette card from @nypl. Their collection is quite something.

(New York Public Library)

In 1948, the General Electric Company published a cartoon history of nuclear electricity entitled Adventures Inside the Atom. (Victoria & Albert Museum)

All I want for Christmas is an Atomic Energy Lab to call my own.

Sci-fi comedy The Atomic Kid exploded into theaters on this day in 1954.

TODAY IN HISTORY: The 2.2-kiloton “De Baca” nuclear test goes off in the Nevada desert on October 26, 1958. It’s part of Operation Hardtack II.

All I want for Christmas is an Atomic Energy Lab to call my own.