Los Angeles – Cold War Photos – 1960s

Cold War

Los Angeles school children participate in a “drop and cover” Cold War civil defense drill in 1961. How many of you remember doing that?


Cold War Drill

Teacher Rae Grieger leads her class in a drop and cover drill at Elysian Heights Elementary School in 1962. (Photographer: George O’Day / LAPL 00041829)


Atomic bomb test Los Angeles

Valley Times TODAY Staff Writer Ralph Clark demonstrates how to take cover in the event of an atomic bomb blast, circa 1961. (Photographer: Jon Wood / LAPL 00108542)



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