The First 'Special Exhibit' at Gallery 42!

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Announcing the first 'special exhibit' at Gallery 42!

In the Shadow of the Bomb: Vestiges of the Cold War

Civil Defence Siren

Civil Defence Siren

This exhibit came into being after a discussion about the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. A number of us have vivid memories of 'Duck and Cover' practices, Civil Defense siren tests and fallout shelters on our basements. Having been so deeply affected by the Cold War era, we Baby Boomers are often taken aback when we encounter people too young to have experienced the fear, rhetoric, and images of life 'in the shadow ofd the bomb'.

Of course, every generation has their own 'defining' event. For our parents, it was World War II and Korea. For us, it the Cold War and the Vietnam War. The Gulf War and the War on Terror will, no doubt, define the current era for this generation. So it goes and goes and goes...

Air Raid Siren

Air Raid Siren

Your comments are welcome. Please visit the Gallery 42 conversation thread

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Gallery 42 is the (unofficial) H2G2 members' art gallery. Images of artwork by H2G2 members are welcome.

  • To visit the gallery:Gallery 42
  • Please send submissions to: [email protected]. There is no restriction to size of files.
  • Please include the image title, media, and your H2G2 screen name. You may also include links to your own image galleries or website.


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