Atomic Postcards

Atomic Postcards

Radioactive Messages From the Cold War

Book - 2011
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"Atomic postcards played an important role in creating and disseminating a public image of nuclear power. Presenting small-scale images of test explosions, power plants, fallout shelters, and long-range missiles, the cards were produced for mass audiences in China, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan and link the multilayered geographies of Atomic Age nationalism and tourism. From the unfailingly cheery slogans - 'Greetings from Los Alamos' - to blithe, handwritten notes and no-irony-intended 'Pray for Peace' postmarks, ... With 150 reproductions of cards and handwritten messages dating from the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the end of the Cold War, Atomic Postcards offers a fascination glimpse of a time when the end of the world seemed close at hand."--Back cover.
Publisher: Bristol ; Chicago : Intellect, 2011
Description: 188 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781841502465
Branch Call Number: 741.683 OBr
Additional Contributors: Borsos, Jeremy.


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