Peter Bacon Hales

Operation Ivy:  Mike. National Archives. Not used.

2.3. Operation Ivy: Mike.

National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Field Office ​

Chapter Two-- Bombing the West, 1951:  Color Images, Outtake Illustrations, and Oddities

Outside the Gates of Eden:  The Dream of America from Hiroshima to Now

AEC shot of typical test, Nevada range, c. 1952

For the first Nevada test to which national media were invited-- even courted-- Life photographers naturally sought an image that would distinguish its treatment from the others.   "Atomic Open House," May 5, 1952, first page of multi-page spread.