In the days of duck-and-cover drills and atomic anxiety, many families bought space in bomb shelters, stocking and decorating their possible nuclear homes. Richard Ross's photographs capture the abandoned shelters and what some families planned to take to the apocalypse.

Ross's book Waiting for the End of the World contains photographs and accounts of bomb shelters from across America, Europe, and Asia. Below are photos from just a few of those shelters: shelters in Sanpete and Salt Lake City, Utah, the Phillip Hoag and Charlie Hull Shelters in Emigrant, Montana, oil tycoon's Ling Chieh Kung's shelter in Conroe, Texas, and a public shelter near Zurich.

Picture Show: Waiting for the End of the World [GOOD Magazine via Presurfer]

Bomb Shelter Decor for Post-Nuclear LivingS

Kitchen in shelter in Sanpete, Utah

Bomb Shelter Decor for Post-Nuclear LivingS

Entrance to shelter in Sanpete, Utah

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Storage Shelves in Sanpete, Utah

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Entrance to shelter in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Traverse tunnel in shelter in Salt Lake City, Utah

Bomb Shelter Decor for Post-Nuclear LivingS

Entrance to Phillip Hoag Shelter in Emigrant, Montana

Bomb Shelter Decor for Post-Nuclear LivingS

Communications tower for Phillip Hoag Shelter in Emigrant, Montana

Bomb Shelter Decor for Post-Nuclear LivingS

Entrance to Kung's shelter in Conroe, Texas

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Jail cells in Kung's shelter in Conroe, Texas

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Operating room in Kung's shelter in Conroe, Texas

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Bedroom in Charlie Hull Shelter in Emigrant, Montana

Bomb Shelter Decor for Post-Nuclear LivingS

Bedroom in Charlie Hull Shelter in Emigrant, Montana

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Living room in Charlie Hull Shelter in Emigrant, Montana

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Air filters in public shelter near Zurich, Switzerland

Bomb Shelter Decor for Post-Nuclear LivingS

Doors to public shelter near Zurich, Switzerland

Bomb Shelter Decor for Post-Nuclear LivingS

Personal unit in public shelter near Zurich, Switzerland