THE COLD WAR MAIN HEADS

ATOMIC ENERGY
THE BOMB/ HIROSHIMA

BERLIN
CARTOONS
CHAMBERS AND HISS
CHINA
CIVIL DEFENCE
EUROPE
HOLLYWOOD
PEACE AND AID
LOVE TUG
MCCARTHY
MAPS
MISSILES

POLICY AND PROPAGANDA
REPUBLIC STEEL

BOHN
US SAVINGS BONDS
SOCIALISM
SOVIET LEADERS
SOVIET WEAPONRY
MEET THE SOVIETS
HOLLYWOOD AND THE BLACK LIST
SPORT
TESTING
TITO
UK, STRAY THOUGHTS
UNITED NATIONS
UNITED STATES DOMESTIC

HARDWARE AMERICAN

IT'S WAR FOLKS

A BIKINI SCRAPBOOK

 

SPIES Gallery One

SPIES Gallery TWO

 

USSR DOMESTIC
DIVIDED GERMANY 1965

 

COLD WAR AND ILLUSTRATED FICTION Gallery One

COLD WAR AND ILLUSTRATED FICTION Gallery Two

 

 

ORIGINAL SCREEN

Propaganda gallery One
Propaganda gallery Two

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illustrations to fiction
cartoons (Illingworth, Duffy)
Atomic testing BIKINI
Discussions/Arguments
Atomic Energy
Tovarich
Anti-Soviet
The America of Joe McCarthy
Armed might USA
Red Might
FORTUNE, US ATTITUDES TO RUSSIA 1946
RED STAR RISING, FORTUNE 1946

 

The Bolshevist in Cartoon and Caricature

 

 

 

Punch greets the atomic age 1945
The Bomb

Hiroshima
Jordan's Dictionary of Civil Defence London 1951
Diagrams
Civil Defence
Civil Defence US/UK
How to Build a Family Foxhole
How you can spot a suitcase A Bomb
Is Our Atomic Stockpile dangerous?
Civil Defence mobile kitchen
Mannequin Bombed
Cries of Doomsday
Civil Defence is Possible December 1958
It may have been merely coincidence(Hiroshima) 1945
US opinion on Russia, September 1945
visual montage (original display)
Mystery and Melancholy of the Room (CM project)  
Wuff comes the atom bomb, and you with a dirty rifle, London Opinion, 1950
RUSSIA, BRITAIN'S ALLY 1942

 

 

This database explores the way that issues in the Cold War were expressed on the page through images and typography. When arguments were too complex, very often a picture or even a tone of voice would reinforce opinion that the Government sought to project as policy. Diagrams and Maps were confected to make Congressional hairs stand up on Congressional necks.

Too much anxiety could debilitiate the citizenry, too little could be seen as complacency. How do you reconcile the citizenry to death for one and all? When the living will envy the dead... Death will be lingering and appalling. Those who survive will live underground in squalor.

I have collected this material for many years and used it in my teaching, reflecting on the way image and text cut through the debates and presented certainties to a reading public.