Category: atomic

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

(Atomic Veterans of America)

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

(Geheugen van Nederland)

TODAY IN HISTORY: An 11-megaton blast (“Romeo”) from a nuclear device fired from a barge near Bikini Atoll on March 26, 1954, part of Operation Castle.

(Atomic Veterans of America)

The Atomic Man, aka Timeslip (1956)

Radiological safety uniform worn by monitors at nuclear test sites in Nevada, photographed in 1953 during the Upshot-Knothole series.

(Department of Energy)

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)

October 30, 1951: The 14-kiloton “Charlie” nuclear device goes off in the Nevada desert as part of the Buster-Jangle program of a-bomb tests.

“Nuclear powered interplanetary towage space ship.” Concept art by John Sentovic for General Dynamics, 1958.

TODAY IN HISTORY: A map shows the extent of fire and blast damage to Hiroshima, Japan, done by the atomic bomb dropped on August 6, 1945.

(WW2DB)