Atomic Energy

In the 1940s, the atom bomb went from first conception to first use. The United States' bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 showed the terror and destruction of atomic weapons to the world. At the same time, nuclear energy was beginning to be explored as an alternative to traditional energy sources. George Tames captured this transitionary period in atomic weapons and energy in the several groups of photographs below.

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