Yes, the nuclear menace and Capitalism have long gone hand-in-hand. Even today! Here they are, the threats of Atomic Annihilation being sold on eBay. Bid high and bid often while the bidding is hot! Or you can be like me and just look :)
1952 BOYS BUILD BOMB SHELTER COLD WAR ATOMIC BOMB PHOTO
I wish I could get Junior to show this kind of gumption as these boys are demonstrating. Usually it's a major achievement just to see him crawl out of bed and get dressed in the morning!
1950s Cold War Fallout Shelter Atomic Bomb-DOD Sign
This would be a good thing to put on the bathroom door. Of course!
It'd almost be a shame to have all this cool electronic gadgetry unless you found the occasion to actually use it!... Almost ;)
Original Civil Defense Atomic Bomb and Attack Survival Guide lot
I'd be so interested to see what the plans for my own home town were, though I doubt it was very high on the target list. There are some massive underground shelters dotting the town yet though.
Vintage Civil Defense Metal Helmet
The helmet would have been used more as an authoritative symbol to identify by more than anything else. Though in times of any kind of natural or man-made emergency, the wearer would have had to be prepared to put their self in harms way.