New York Journal-American photographic morgue: “Atomic Age Kiss?” by International News Photo, published on December 1954. Rec. no NYJA000321. © The Ransom Center.

New York Journal-American photographic morgue: “Atomic Age Kiss?” by International News Photo, published on December 1954. Rec. no NYJA000321. © The Ransom Center.

Official description:

Air raid wardens in Bonn, Germany, wearing radioactive protective clothing and masks.

This photo ―which was manually retouched― is part of a folder of seven items labeled “Atomic bomb” which also contains this pre-Photoshop photographic rendering of atomic blast in New York City:

“A photographic rendering of what an atomic blast in Brooklyn might look like from Manhattan”, 1951. From the New York Journal-American photographic morgue. Rec. no. NYJA000317. © Ransom Center.
“A photographic rendering of what an atomic blast in Brooklyn might look like from Manhattan”, 1951. From the New York Journal-American photographic morgue. Rec. no. NYJA000317. © Ransom Center.

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