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By John O'Brian,Jeremy Borsos

Atomic postcards performed a massive position in growing and disseminating a public snapshot of nuclear energy. offering small-scale pictures of try explosions, strength crops, fallout shelters, and long-range missiles, the playing cards have been produced for mass audiences in China, the us, the Soviet Union, and Japan and hyperlink the multilayered geographies of Atomic Age nationalism and tourism. From the unfailingly cheery slogans – 'Greetings from Los Alamos' – to blithe, handwritten notes and no-irony-intended 'Pray for Peace' postmarks, those postcards mailed from the sting of chance still continue the upbeat language in their medium. With one hundred fifty reproductions of playing cards and handwritten messages courting from the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the top of the chilly battle, Atomic Postcards bargains a desirable glimpse of a time whilst the top of the area appeared shut at hand.

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