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When Fear Was Young

An atomic bomb and nuclear facilities images from the late 1940s and later.
[Mushroom cloud with ships below during Operation Crossroads nuclear weapons test on Bikini Atoll]
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Lise Meitner (1878-1968) and Otto Hahn (1879-1968), Dahlem, Germany, 1913

Creator: Science Service..Subject: Meitner, Lise 1878-1968. Hahn, Otto 1879-1968..Type: Black-and-white photographs..Date: 1913..Topic: Physics. Women scientists..Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-3209]..S... more

Aerial View of the Baker Day Explosion

Original caption: No Toy Balloon - At the instant the aerial camera recorded this photograph of the Baker Day explosion, water, steam, and radio active substances released in the blast were boiling skyward like... more

USS Prinz Eugen as part of the Crossroads Test Fleet in Bikini Lagoon

The USS Prinz Eugen was formerly a ship of the German navy and was awarded to the United States as a war prize after World War Two. It was then used in the test fleet during the Able Day and Baker Day atomic te... more

Atomic Energy Experimental Explosion, Test Baker

Original caption: 8600.7010 Atomic Energy: Experimental Explosions Ft Leavenworth: Signal Corps Photograph Collection: Equipment File

Instrumentation in A-29

(March 11, 1944) Recording high altitude flight data in a flying laboratory at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Cleveland, Ohio, now known as the John ... more

Nagasaki, Japan after atomic bombing / U.S. Army A.A.F. photo.

Aerial view of Nagasaki, Japan after atomic bombing.

Effects of Atomic Heat and Radiation on Humans, Japan

Rayburn legs. Hiroshima. Ft Leavenworth: Signal Corps Photograph Collection: Equipment File

Photograph of Hiroshima after Atomic Bomb

Photographs Used In The Report Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

Photograph of Hiroshima after Atomic Bomb

Photographs Used In The Report Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

Photograph of Hiroshima after Atomic Bomb

Photographs Used In The Report Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

Photograph of Hiroshima after Atomic Bomb

Photographs Used In The Report Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

Photograph of Hiroshima after Atomic Bomb

Photographs Used In The Report Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

Photograph of Hiroshima after Atomic Bomb

Photographs Used In The Report Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

Photograph of Hiroshima after Atomic Bomb

Photographs Used In The Report Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

Photograph of Hiroshima after Atomic Bomb

Photographs Used In The Report Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

Photograph of Hiroshima after Atomic Bomb

Photographs Used In The Report Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

Photograph of Hiroshima after Atomic Bomb

Photographs Used In The Report Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

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Berryman Political Cartoon Collection

Atomic bomb blast at Bikini Island

Title: Atomic bomb blast at Bikini Island.Artist: Unknown artist.Creation Date: 1946.Process: gelatin silver print.Credit Line: Anonymous gift.Accession Number: 2000.018.001

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities - War Department 1946 - Video 301 - From the Pare Lorentz Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Film shows the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Aerial View of the Able Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Original caption: Radio Activity Over Bikini- Towering high over Bikini lagoon and still soaring higher is the Able Day mushroom of the first atomic Crossroads explosion. Scrapbooks, Logbooks, Photographs, and ... more

Aerial View of the Able Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Original caption: Radio Activity Above the Clouds - To observers the atomic mushroom of the Able Day explosion over Bikini lagoon looked like a giant peach ice cream cone. Scrapbooks, Logbooks, Photographs, and... more

Atomic Shock Wave from the Able Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Scrapbooks, Logbooks, Photographs, and Correspondence

Aerial View of the Upward Blast from the Able Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Original caption: It Flies Through the Air with the Greatest of Heat -- The atom bomb burst, in its test of the fleet. Looking for all the world like a giant cauliflower head suspended to an ever-stretching nec... more

Atomic Cloud from the Able Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Original caption: Atomic Cloud Shrouds Target Fleet -- Sweeping out in all directions, this haze of water, steam spray and radio active substances obscured all but extreme outer fringes of the Crossroads Target... more

Aerial View of the Flash of Light from the Able Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Original caption: Atomic Fireball as Seen from the Air -- Here is the camera record of the evolution of the atomic fireball, beginning micro-seconds after the detonation of the atomic bomb. Scrapbooks, Logbooks... more

Sinking of the USS Saratoga after the Baker Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Original caption: Deep Six for the Sara -- Gamely flashing the Big Three on her flight deck until the last, the gallant old aircraft carrier Saratoga is shown here just before she slid beneath the radio active ... more

First Stage of Mushroom Cloud from the Baker Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Original caption: Rising column of water enters the first phase of characteristic mushroom. Scrapbooks, Logbooks, Photographs, and Correspondence

Falling Water from the Baker Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Original caption: What Goes Up Must Come Down -- Tons of water thrown up out of Bikini Lagoon by the Baker Day blast shower down on the Crossroads target fleet. Scrapbooks, Logbooks, Photographs, and Correspondence

Atomic Cloud Formation from the Baker Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Original caption: Cloud formation at peak shortly before the rapid disintegration of the mushroom shape, and as column of water starts to fall. Scrapbooks, Logbooks, Photographs, and Correspondence

Aerial View of the Upward Blast from the Baker Day Explosion over Bikini Lagoon

Original caption: From the air the Baker Day atomic explosion took the appearance of a derby hat for a brief instant as water, spray and steam boiled skyward out of Bikini Lagoon. Scrapbooks, Logbooks, Photogra... more

The Last Bomb

[Stock Footage] ARC Identifier 65631 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-18486. Summary: Miscellaneous scenes showing B-29 maintenance scenes, planning room scenes showing plotting board and discussion of target area... more

B-36 Open Bomb Bays 2

NARA 26047..30 Sep 48

B-36 St Louis 2

NARA B26114..17 Oct 48, St. Louis Air Show..USAF photo by Sgt James Trehearne.

B-36 St Louis 4

NARA B26117...17 Oct 48, St. Louis Air Show..USAF photo by Sgt James Trehearne.

B-36 Idlewild Air Show 2

NARA B26091..Idlewild Air Show, August 1948..7th BG

B-36 with F-85 St Louis

NARA B26113..17 Oct 48, St, Louis Air Show..USA Photo by Sgt Trehearne

B-36 Capital

NARA B26062..11 Feb 49..Washington Post Photo

B-36 Carswell 2

NARA B26060..USAF photo by E. W. Weinberger..Carswell, 24 April 49

Initial distribution of fission products in Bikini lagoons. Photo taken 1/29/1949. 60"-200 Principal Investigator/Project: Crocker Lab/60-inch

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

XB-35 Nose Close Up

NARA B26010..30 April 46..A.M. Schwartz, Northrop chief of structures in bubble..31232AC

An Illustration of an Atomic Attack

This photograph depicts an image used by the Federal Civil Defense Administration to illustrate an atomic attack’s impact on an American city. Civil Defense Photographs

OPERATION IVY

1952 ARC Identifier 46856 / Local Identifier 304.1. The first full-scale test of a thermonuclear device in the Pacific, 1952. Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization. (1958 - 1961) Made possible by a donation ... more

Civil Defense Poster

Civil Defense - General 1954

Operation Doorstep Mannequins after Test

This is a photograph of mannequins taken after the civil defense nuclear test performed with the ANNIE test in Nevada, to discern nuclear aftereffects. Civil Defense Photographs

Operation Doorstep Mannequins before Test

This is a photograph of mannequins taken before the civil defense nuclear test performed with the ANNIE test in Nevada. Civil Defense Photographs

Mannequin Family in a House at Operation Doorstep, 7,500 Feet from the Blast, after the Blast

This photograph depicts a family group of mannequins showing marked damage from flying glass. Civil Defense Photographs

Mannequin Family in a House at Operation Doorstep, 7,500 Feet from the Blast, before the Blast

Original caption: Family scene, mannequin style, before the blast. This group is in the living room of the house 7,500 feet from ground zero. (Federal Civil Defense Administration-Operation Doorstep-Yucca Flat... more

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft in hangar

Description (1954) This 1954 photograph shows a Douglas D-558-2 under the P2B-1S (Navy designation for a B-29) launch aircraft. The P2B-1S has been lifted on mechanical jacks in the hangar for a possible "... more

X-1E Loaded in B-29 Mothership on Ramp

Description (1955) The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E airplane being loaded under the mothership, Boeing B-29. The X planes had originally been lowered into a loading pit and the launch aircraft towed over the ... more

Schlumberger, B-36

Title: Schlumberger, B-36 . .Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall (1908-1984) ..Date: 1955..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photographs..Place: Fort Worth, Texas..Physical Description: 1 photographic print: gel... more

B-36 at Eglin 1

NARA RG342-B...Eglin AFB, FL 13 May 56

B-36 at Walker 2

NARA RG342-B..Walker AFB, NM May 56

Leading From Strength and US Missile and Military Might

ARC Identifier 28715 / Local Identifier 111-LC-45864 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984) - ... more

B-36 USAFM Install 2

Nara rg342-b...Usafm 1971

World Peace Tax Fund People morally opposed to paying taxes for war will be forced to pay a share ...

Poster showing bombs in large net "world peace tax fund" over high-rise buildings.

Artwork: "Atomic Landscape" Nagasaki, Japan 1946 - Artist: Robert Graham Catalog Number: 35.3.46

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Cloud-chamber effect observed after the underwater Baker" explosion at Bikini Atoll, from "The Effects of Atomic Weapons." Photograph of image taken October 3, 1950

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201208-00474.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Formation of the atomic plume column from the "Baker" test at Bikini Atoll, from "The Effects of Atomic Weapons." Photograph of image taken October 3, 1950

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201208-00477.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Image and diagram of the "'Trinity" test at Alamogordo, from "The Effects of Atomic Weapons." Photograph of image taken October 3, 1950

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201208-00475.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Bomb versus Metropolis. Atomic bomb explosion superimposed over image of New York City. Photograph of image taken October 3, 1950

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201208-00472.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Disintegration of a Colossus. Atomic bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll, Operation Crossroads. Photograph of image taken October 3, 1950

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201208-00471.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Atomic bomb cauliflower after-cloud at Bikini Atoll. Photograph of image taken October 3, 1950

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201208-00473.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Waves from the "Baker" atomic test reaching the beach at Bikini Atoll. The maximum wave height at the shore was about seven feet, from "The Effects of Atomic Weapons." Photograph of image taken October 3, 1950

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201208-00478.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Atomic bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll, July 1, 1946, 9 am, Operation Crossroads. Photograph of image taken October 3, 1950

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201208-00469.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Disintegration of a Colossus. Atomic bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll, Operation Crossroads. Photograph of image taken October 3, 1950

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201208-00470.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Progress of the shock wave from the Test Able explosion at Bikini Atoll, Operation Crossroads. Photograph of image taken October 3, 1950

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201208-00468.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

US Atomic Energy photographs in Life Magazine Exhibit showing an atomic explosion at Bikini Atoll.Photograph of image taken July 15, 1948

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201207-00423.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab