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Rare photo that you can read more about here: Mannequin http://life.time.com/history/atomic-testing-photos-life-magazine/?iid=lf%7Cmostpop#1

Rare, eerily beautiful pictures by LIFE photographer Loomis Dean, made in the Nevada desert in 1955 at the height of the Cold War, shortly after an atomic bomb test.

Family photo while the government tests nukes without warning the public re: radiation!

The good people at Awkward Family Photos have now gathered together a hilarious new collection that shows the family vacation at its very best.

1920's face mask to preserve the perfect complexion.  It was a REAL date-getter.

So creepy! Full Face Swimming Mask Designed to protect the wearers face from the harmful effects of the sun.

The Beautiful Dichotomy of Betty Davis: A Rare Conversation with the Elusive Mistress of Funk

The Beautiful Dichotomy of Betty Mabry- Davis: A Rare Conversation with the Elusive Mistress of Funk

Operation Greenhouse, Eenwetak Atoll, 1951: VIP Observers are lit up by the light of an atomic bomb.

unknown, "VIP observers are lit up by the light of an atomic bomb, Operation Greenhouse, Enewetak Atoll", 1951

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The notorious ban on alcohol in North America sparked both outrage and a renowned speakeasy culture of underground bars and secret parties. Hence, the 1920 also became known as the Prohibition Era. Photo: protesters against the alcohol ban.

13.) The child KKK member touches his reflection in an African American officer's riot shield during a 1992 demonstration.

A small white boy touches the riot shield of a black state trooper at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Hard to believe this was taken Raising children in hate.

The Gernsback Isolator. Today, we know them as "earbuds" and they are particularly effective in combination with "cell phones."

1925 The Isolator is a bizarre helmet invented in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny horizontal slit. The Isolator was invented by Hugo Gernsback,.

a young chap is caught hearing sound for the first time

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HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME This photo was taken by photographer Jack Bradley and depicts the exact moment this boy, Harold Whittles, hears for the very first time ever. The doctor treating him has just placed an earpiece in his left ear. so amazing!

From Life Magazine, 1955. Nuclear Detonation Tests "Burned up except for face, this mannequin … was 7,000 feet [one and a quarter miles] from blast."

Nevada Ghosts: Rare Photos From an A-Bomb Test: Caption from the May issue of LIFE. "Burned up except for face, this mannequin . was feet [one and a quarter miles] from blast.

hang vintage portraits in distressed frames in your home to add an extra erie feeling for your guests.

Awesome portraits of vaudeville ventriloquist dummies. Awesome portraits of vaudeville ventriloquist dummies.

34 Unsettling Photos With Creepy Backstories That Will Keep You Up At Night

34 Unsettling Photos With Creepy Backstories That Will Keep You Up At Night

In 1901 a woman in Poiters, France was found having been confined to her room for 24 years by her mother.{ So sad, that this poor woman was locked in a room for over two decades, }

"The first atomic bomb, exploded in the desert of New Mexico, created such intense heat that it fused the desert sand to glass." (July 16, 1945) The device exploded with an energy equivalent around 20 kilotons of TNT. It left a crater of radioactive glass in the desert 10 feet deep and 1,100 feet wide. The shock wave was felt over 100 miles away, and the mushroom cloud reached 7.5 miles in height. Wikipedia

"The first atomic bomb, exploded in the desert of New Mexico, created such intense heat that it fused the desert sand to glass." It's like the world's largest dragon's tear, formed when lightening strikes sand.

Now that's a parking solution

Vertical parking, This was an “elevator garage” in Chicago, 33 W. It held up to 48 cars. Workers simply drove into the elevator car, parked in their sky-high slots, then walked along the fire escape to their offices.

The Haunted Desert: Aftermath of a Nevada A-Bomb Test | TIME

The Haunted Desert: Aftermath of a Nevada A-Bomb Test

Atomic Bomb Test – Yucca Flat, Nevada Photographer: Loomis Dean / May 1955 Dummies used to gauge the effects of an A-bomb on the human body for a nuclear test explosion in the desert.

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