Los Alamos Historical Society

Los Alamos Historical Society Hosts Talk Tuesday

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Both Sandia Corporation and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory published recruitment and brand awareness advertisements in Physics Today and Scientific American from 1956–1964.

In those advertisements the laboratories mobilized tropes, symbols and art of an “American Southwest Imaginary.” Those efforts included a Los Alamos advertisement series featuring artistic interpretations by New Mexican artists of phenomena such as clandestine nuclear testing and plasma containment, as well as references to conquistadores in a Sandia advertisement.