Lifesize Articulating X-Ray Dummy, Cold War Icon For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 7 images

Lifesize Articulating X-Ray Dummy, Cold War Icon


In 1961 this mannequin was featured in a Life Magazine cover story. After Khrushchev scared the world by setting off a hydrogen bomb 1n 1961 the US wanted to know its long term effects. This model was then handmade for testing by the Alderson Research Labs. I can't even imagine what the cost was. This articulating dummy contains a real skeleton. That said, considering its history I wanted to know if the dummy was safe. We had experts from the local nuclear plant test it. They even took bone fragments for their sensitive machines. We received a five page report telling us it was clean. It's a striking and beautiful piece of history that has a look you can't duplicate. We had a custom-made museum quality display stand created.


  • Condition
  • Wear
    Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 70 in. x W 20 in. x D 14 in.

    H 177.8 cm x W 50.8 cm x D 35.56 cm

  • Seller location
    Peekskill, NY
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

4.9 / 5
Gold Seller
1stdibs seller since 2009
Located in Peekskill, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Motorcyclists Cold Weather Hood
Mid-20th Century Russian Industrial Arms, Armor and Weapons
Navy Submariners Cold Weather Mask
Mid-20th Century Unknown Industrial Nautical Objects
Lifesize Antique Articulated Child Lay Figure
Antique Mid-19th Century French Industrial Collectibles and Curiosities
Oversize Model 1919 Machine Gun, Instructional ...
U.S. Government
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Arms, Armor and Weapons
You May Also Like
Czech Cold War Era Observation Binoculars
Vintage 1960s Czech Scientific Instruments
Czech Cold War Era Observation Binoculars
Mid-20th Century Czech Scientific Instruments
Cold War Hydraulic Metal U.S. Army Truck
20th Century American Toys and Dolls
Dressmaker's Dummy
Mid-20th Century American Models and Miniatures
Vintage Leather Wrestling Dummy
20th Century French Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Industrial Articulating Microscope Illumination...
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Table Lamps
Red Leather Midcentury Wrestling Dummy
20th Century American Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Lifesize Carnival Camel
Vintage 1930s American Animal Sculptures

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries