2010.54.21023

The Bombing of America
Late 20th Early 21st Century
19 in HIGH x 25 in WIDE
(48.26 cm HIGH x 63.5 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.21023

Bottom right corner has a small union label for inkworks and "(c) Jointly produced by Down Winders 1321 East 400 South, Salt Lake City Utah, 48102 and Lab Watch Box 11635 Oakland California. Designed by Ken Nightingale." Handwritten in bla;ck marker on verso bottom right: "The Bombing of Amer. / Ken Nightingale".

Poster has a black outline of the United states with red arrows indicating the impact of fallout from nuclear explosions. The top edge reads, "The Bombing of America" in black. The bottom area has a light red shaded area with small black text listing where nuclear explosions have taken place. There are corresponding numbers on the map where each location is.

The Utah contributor to this poster, "Down winders," refers to individuals and communities exposed to radioactive contamination and/or nuclear fallout from atmospheric or underground nuclear weapons testing and/or from nuclear accidents. The provocative title alludes to the little-known consequences of atomic testing in the United States. [LMC]
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