... Sept. 7, 1961 Life magazine.


Dad scans the skies for Russian bombers. Cold War Dads did that a lot.
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Those who built "backyard" shelters buried or mounded with earth quickly discovered they were very efficent at collecting mold, mildew and ground water. Covered pipes worked well during a few hours of the London Blitz but a two week stay could be impossible.

2 comments:

Autumnforest said...

What do you suppose he's thinking as he locks himself in with my family. "Oh hell, I didn't like the neighbors anyways." It all looks so idyllic and comforting.

Anonymous said...

Or... On his way out after all the fallout... "Are the Assholes still in charge?" This image has made its rounds with that exact quote.