Fallout shelter supplies at an exhibit in the USA during the Cold War. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Cold War between the USA and the USSR was reaching its peak. This is a US Department of Defense exhibit about public fallout shelters. In the event of a nuclear strike by the Soviet Union, survivors would follow signs to the shelters and remain there until radiation had fallen to safe levels. The shelters contained a two-week supply of food and water, and medical, sanitary and radiation monitoring equipment, some of which is shown here.
About the Artist - Us National Archives And Records Administration
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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