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“Life is a cabaret, old chum …”

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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.

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Photos of Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain on a Summer’s Day in 1976

By Karen Strike | Flashbak Bethesda Fountain sits on the lower level of the terrace of New York’s City’s Central Park. The pool features Emma Stebbins’ Angel of the Water, a fountain statue unveiled in 1873. Beneath the angels spreading wings are four cherubs representing those archetypal New York values of Temperance, Purity, Health, and Peace. The fountain commemorates the Croton […]