Nuclear Tourism

Just an odd note from the anals of the early nuclear tests in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s:

During the very early days of the Cold War, it was possible, to watch the nuclear tests in the Nevada Desert close up. Quite a few people obviously took the opportunity:

Nuclear Spectators

Note the civilians in the backrows

Atomic Blast Reporters

Atomic Blast Reporters

What a very dieselpunk way to spend your free time… And what a quick and safe way to get a good dose of radiation and cancer… Ah well, back in the day, nobody knew, and therefore, it was not all that dangerous…