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Didn’t It Rain? On 7 May 1964 Rosetta Tharpe’s Blues And Gospel Train Thundered Into Manchester

By Paul Sorene, Flashbak   In 1964, Sister Rosetta Tharpe delivered a sensational live performance of Didn’t It Rain? in Manchester, England. Tharpe was part of the touring American Folk-Blues festival, which included such notable black American musicians as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Lonnie Johnson, Otis Spann, Big Mama Thornton, Bukka White, Big Joe Williams, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sugar […]

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Photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt of the Great Lakes Before the Clean Water Act

By Lily Rothman and Liz Ronk  |  TIME Magazine In 1968, LIFE magazine dispatched photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt to the Great Lakes to capture a crisis that required no national awareness day to make itself known. >> Story and photo gallery

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DOCUMERICA: A pictorial look at everyday life in 1970s America

In 1971, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced its DOCUMERICA project, an ambitious endeavor intended to photographically observe Americans, their surroundings, and their daily impact on the environment. With former National Geographic photo editor Gifford Hampshire at the helm, the project began in earnest in January of 1972, providing freelance photographers a per diem allowance and an […]

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Life in The Florida Keys During The 1970s

The EPA hired freelance photographers to capture everyday life in the 1970s.