shelter vintage

Bomb Shelter Mart, Los Angeles CA, 1951 (via Michael Ryerson)

Two styles of bomb shelters are for sale at Bomb Shelter Mart, Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif., shown March 23, 1951. It is typical of such markets which have sprung up in and around Los Angeles. Crowds stop by every day to inspect the shelter, a small circular one (foreground) and a larger one which can be furnished with a stove, radio and other equipment. Both can be used as storage areas. With Federal Housing Authority financing for home owners, they are expected to sell for $795 each. The shelters were built by the U.S. Bomb Shelter Company of Los Angeles.