March 1, 2014
shorpyfan:

Home Preparedness Week (June 5-11, 1960)

shorpyfan:

Home Preparedness Week (June 5-11, 1960)

September 24, 2013
1950sunlimited:

Septic tank converted to 6 person bomb shelter, 1951

1950sunlimited:

Septic tank converted to 6 person bomb shelter, 1951

June 20, 2012
josephalopod:

Economy Family Type A.H. Bomb Shelter

josephalopod:

Economy Family Type A.H. Bomb Shelter

March 26, 2012

familyephemera:

My cousin Gail recently dropped this off on me, and just in time for a class I was teaching on the Cold War. This is an official Government publication on what to do in case of a nuclear attack. It was printed in November of 1966 and sent to my Uncle John. It was a joint publication between the Department of Defense and the Office of Civil Defense, which was a forerunner of Homeland Security (for those of you too young to remember). 

The book has various things one should do to help survive a nuclear war, ho ho. Things like planting shrubs to lower the amount of fallout affecting your house / shelter. Or other handy tips like items you may want in your shelter. Also, the longest the book mentions you could be in there was two weeks?!? That’s it? And even if it was just two weeks, some of those shelters look a wee bit cozy. Then again, they appear to be just barely underground so most likely the occupants wouldn’t have to worry about it since the initial blast would vaporize them. 

November 26, 2011
madcartographer:

A quick to build, low cost fallout shelter. December 1961

madcartographer:

A quick to build, low cost fallout shelter. December 1961

January 1, 2011

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