It's time to take another journey into the future via the past, this time in the form of several fallout shelter images from the 1950s and 1960s. The Cold War casts a long shadow across the cultural landscape, so you've surely encountered the fallout shelter in various fictional and nonfictional forms. I find that these illustrations really speak to the fear people felt in those days -- perhaps even a sliver of what more and more of us are feeling today.
To be clear, the threat posed by nuclear weapons has never gone away. For many of us, the threat has remained a ubiquitous aspect of life. See here the images of stereotypical American life encapsulated in the darkness of the Fallout shelter like a thing consumed by the behemoth -- our hopes and dreams entombed in the belly of the atomic age.