Atomic explosion at Nevada Test Site. (Colorized Photo). This is such a funny and ironic photo. All these people sitting far too close to this explosion, not understanding the consequences and radiation they could get.
The Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), previously the Nevada Test Site (NTS),the site was established on 11 January 1951 for the testing of nuclear devices, covering approximately 1,360 square miles (3,500 km2) of desert and mountainous terrain. Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site began with a 1-kiloton-of-TNT (4.2 TJ) bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat on 27 January 1951. Many of the iconic images of the nuclear era come from the NTS.