Dennis Schieck/ACM - Atomic blast Las Vegas, 1951

Dennis Schieck/ACM - Atomic blast Las Vegas, 1951
Gelatin-silver print, Wire photo - Artist's stamp - 1951

Shot and printed in 1951

stamp on verso

Condition: good , but signs of use
See phot's for quality
Send with registered mail, well packed.

Las Vegas is notoriously known for its bright lights and exciting nightlife, however, in the 1950s it became known for a different kind of light. In 1951, the Nevada Testing Site became the location for atomic bomb testing, located just 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The Yucca Flats of Nevada were located in the center of the American wasteland, making it the perfect place for nuclear testing.

First off by being located in the middle of the desert, it created very little threats to surrounding homes. Additionally, it provided a source of spectacles and entertainment for people who did live in this area. As a result, Vegas began to experience a new influx of people from across the country who would travel thousands of miles in order to catch a glimpse of this new show.

Lot details
Dennis Schieck/ACM
Title of artwork
Atomic blast Las Vegas, 1951
Gelatin-silver print, Wire photo
Artist's stamp
Date of print
Vintage print
Image size
18×23 cm
Total dimensions
18×23×0 cm
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