Photos of 1955 Atomic Bomb Test

By on May 31, 2012

Some rare and eerie photos of a replica town involved in an atomic bomb test in May 1955, including mannequins used to demonstrate the effects on people.

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955
Scorched, male mannequin in suit of dark fabric indicates a human would be burned but alive.

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955
Burned up except for face, this mannequin was 7,000 feet [one and a quarter miles] from blast.

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955
Unburned, a lady mannequin with wig askew is wearing light-colored dress which absorbs less heat.

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955
Remains of a house built for the test more than a mile from ground zero.

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955
Fallen mannequin in house 5,500 feet from bomb is presumed dead.

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955

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    Christopher Simpson

    May 10, 2018 at 9:47 am

    No more of this bullshit. You want to threaten children and limbs I don’t have to go out on one to care less. Weapons of Mass Media? They’re mine! Absolutely obsolete. You can blow thirty trillion on bullshit just don’t burn chris simpson. Game over. Obsolete means they do not work and there is no reason to purchase them with fiscal now. For any reason. When you understand Nuclear bombs are faux news. Buddy Rake is a faux attorney. Don’t burn Chris Simpson he still made the pope retire.

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    Cucho

    March 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    How can any of them get cancer , If Nuke tests where/are a hoax ?.

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    Carrie

    November 11, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    And how many of these men inspecting the site developed cancer? Probably all of them.

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      Dennis Mitton

      December 3, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Per the American Cancer Society of the 3000 workers at the Smoky nuclear test in Nevada (1957) there was an expected incidence of 4 cancers. A total of 10 was recorded by 1970. It would be impossible to tell how these other cancers were contracted. Smoking? Carcinogens?

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      Erin

      January 3, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      Actually a small portion of the scientists and investigators who went into “ground zero” after the test later developed some form of cancer, BUT what I am anxious to learn is how many experienced damage to their actual DNA and passed mutations along to their children.

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    Laura J

    August 13, 2012 at 11:28 am

    And they thought this was a good thing…disturbing on many levels!

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    Eva Halloween

    June 1, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Wow, how exceptional.

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