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Archaeology of the Future

3 Jun

A recent post on the ill-fated Safeguard ABM system┬áby Matthew Gault over at War is Boring pointed me towards some stunning photographs held by the Library of Congress. Matthew’s article does a great job of explaining the background to these eerie, haunting images. Whoever the official photographer was, they certainly had an eye for an arresting image.

East oblique of missile site control building, with better view of exhaust (the taller columns) and intake shafts – Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex, photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Life Magazine: Ghosts of Nevada

26 May

Very quick post to highlight this eerie and unsettling collection of photographs from Life magazine. They were taken shortly after a 1955 atomic test in Nevada. Well worth checking out.

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