Awesome Cold War Era counter-espionage film!

I found these great old fallout shelter photographs, drawings, and brochures. The fallout shelters were popularized during the Cold War era. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy and the Federal Government started the Community Fallout Shelter Program. Below are some images from the LIFE archive and Flickr.  The images from the “Fallout Shelter Handbook” were borrowed from Ward-o-Matic, he’s got some more great scans from the book here.

Cover of LIFE magazine - January 12, 1962

Cover of LIFE magazine - January 12, 1962

A mock up bomb shelter from LIFE Magazine

A mock up bomb shelter from LIFE Magazine

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Presentation of items to bring along to your very own fallout shelter

Presentation of items to bring along to your very own fallout shelter

Do it yourself and build your own shelter with this brochure!

Do it yourself and build your own shelter with this brochure!

Another "Build-it-Yourself" fallout shelter book

Another "Build-it-Yourself" fallout shelter book

Shelter circa 1955

Shelter circa 1955

Business Executive, Keith S. McHugh, arguing the advantages of fallot shelters for every home with Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller - LIFE archive 1960

Business Executive, Keith S. McHugh, arguing the advantages of fallot shelters for every home with Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller - LIFE archive 1960

Bomb Shelter circa 1963

Bomb Shelter circa 1963

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Fall out shelter circa 1961

Fall out shelter circa 1961

A "do-it-yourself" shelter sketch

A "do-it-yourself" shelter sketch

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Advertisement for fall out shelter

Advertisement for fall out shelter and a nuclear survival guide

An advertisement for shelter beds

An advertisement for shelter beds