"Facts About Fallout"
This 1955 government pamphlet, issued by the Federal Civil Defense Administration, warns Americans about the dangers of radioactive fallout in the event of a nuclear explosion, and suggests measures citizens can take to protect themselves. With its upbeat tone and cartoon illustrations, the pamphlet seems to downplay the danger presented by a nuclear event. During the 1950s thousands Americans constructed backyard bomb shelters. The protection they offered was dubious at best against the aftermath of a nuclear attack.
Creator | U.S. Government
Item Type | Pamphlet/Petition
Cite This document | U.S. Government, “"Facts About Fallout",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed July 27, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1129.