1950 ... "can anything be done?"

 illustration by Chesley Bonestell


... J. Robert Oppenheimer (cartoon)

 ... it seems that the mysterious 'J' at the front of his name actually stood for Julius. When asked about it he would laugh and tease that it "stood for nothing!" Did he think it sounded too Jewish for a 1940's America and the man in charge of the biggest most expensive government project in history? 

Or maybe he just didn't like the name Julius?                                      LINK

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... A Tour of Atomic New Mexico (NYTimes)

 Fun little number from the Travel Desk of the New York Times...