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The TIME Vault: 1955

Nevada Ghosts: Rare Photos from an A-Bomb Test. Caption from the May 16, 1955, issue of LIFE. "Unburned, a lady mannequin with wig askew is wearing light-colored dress which absorbs less heat."

Amelia Earhart, 1940. Earhart is probably the most famous female pilot in aviation history, due both to her aviation career and her mysterious disappearance. She promoted "airmindedness" at a time when most people were skeptical about airplanes as a form of transportation. Her confident personal and media presence reached millions in the 1920s and 1930s and still resonates today. SI-78-16945

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Real Photo from Nellis AFB Bombing Range, Nevada taken by a General not to be named, Morss NYE 02484 Priscilla atomic test Nevada Test Site 1959... He died of Lymphoma in 1966...

A Japanese woman awaits treatment, her back scarred by the patten of the dress she was wearing when the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare fell on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Since white colors repelled the bomb’s heat and dark colors absorbed it, fabric designs were burned into the skin.