Highlights From the Atomic Testing Museum of Las Vegas

If you’re in Vegas looking to take a breather, there’s a small but popular museum there about atomic testing and the atomic bomb. Here are a very few of the best parts from its permanent collection and current featured exhibition, “Building Atomic Vegas” (which closes January 5, 2012).

A postcard featuring the “first women” in Wahmonie, Nevada.

An unconfirmed sampling of canned fruit.

The above is from a wall of children’s drawings. Here’s the dummy in question (one of many used to gauge the effects of atomic testing):

Overheard near the dummy: A 40-ish father to his young son: “Is that a witch? That witch is tied up.”