Photos of 1955 Atomic Bomb Test

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
3 years ago

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.

Cucho
Cucho
6 years ago

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

Carrie
Carrie
6 years ago

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

Laura J
Laura J
9 years ago

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

Eva Halloween
9 years ago

Wow, how exceptional.