'Lord Suriya',  Illustrations by Khun, Story by Chiwong. 

'Lord Suriya',  Illustrations by Khun, Story by Chiwong. 

The Gadget (Trinity Atomic Bomb), Little Boy (Hiroshima Atomic Bomb), Fat Man (Nagasaki Atomic Bomb), 1945.

'Girl Watcher' magazine from 1959. A guide to stalking scary looking women!

'Girl Watcher' magazine from 1959. A guide to stalking scary looking women!

While being very ahead of its time, the 1960s ‘PicturePhone’ by Western Electric and Bell System was a commercial flop due to being extremely expensive, clunky, and was deemed ‘too intrusive’ by customers.

While being very ahead of its time, the 1960s ‘PicturePhone’ by Western Electric and Bell System was a commercial flop due to being extremely expensive, clunky, and was deemed ‘too intrusive’ by customers.

The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab was only sold from 1951 to 1952. The kit came with four different types of uranium ore, a Geiger counter, a miniature cloud chamber, an electroscope, a spinthariscope and an educational comic book called ‘Learn How Dagwood Splits the Atom!’ Because the radioactive sources only have a finite life, the instruction manual came with a handy re-order form on the back cover.

The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab was only sold from 1951 to 1952. The kit came with four different types of uranium ore, a Geiger counter, a miniature cloud chamber, an electroscope, a spinthariscope and an educational comic book called ‘Learn How Dagwood Splits the Atom!’ Because the radioactive sources only have a finite life, the instruction manual came with a handy re-order form on the back cover.

A French World War 1 radiographer wearing protective clothing and headpiece. Photograph by H. J. Hickman, ca. 1918.

A French World War 1 radiographer wearing protective clothing and headpiece. Photograph by H. J. Hickman, ca. 1918.

Behind the scenes at the first Godzilla (Gojira or ゴジラ) movie, directed by Ishiro Honda and released in 1954.

Behind the scenes at the first Godzilla (Gojira or ゴジラ) movie, directed by Ishiro Honda and released in 1954.

Lon Chaney as Tito, the circus clown, and Loretta Young as Simonetta from the wonderful 1928 silent film Laugh, Clown, Laugh.

Lon Chaney as Tito, the circus clown, and Loretta Young as Simonetta from the wonderful 1928 silent film Laugh, Clown, Laugh.

Oh dear. I can only imagine.

Oh dear. I can only imagine.