Thursday, March 25

documerica

For the Documerica Project (1971-1977), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s. The National Archives digitized part of the series "Documerica" and more than 15,000 of these images are available in the Archival Research Catalog (ARC).

Searched "adirondack" and head exploded... #daywrecker. Had never seen this before, in the mix of LOC and Life archives etc. but imagine it is well know.






One more; this maple syrup will put lead in your pencil.
Resident of Roxbury, Vermont, draws off the finished syrup from a homemade evaporator. Instead of working in a sugar house he sets up a makeshift rig in a new spot each year to use fallen timber and loose brush to fire the sawed-off oil drum [!! -ed.] 05/1974. Photographer: Cooper, Jane. Full set from Jane Cooper is fantastic.

4 comments:

ji3torqueo said...

Thank you for posting this. Not only do some of those pictures remind me of my dad and grandpa, but now I have a way to spend the rest of my afternoon at work!

Really great post. As always.

Jessamyn said...

Hey that's right up the road from here!

james at 10engines said...

@jessamyn more in randolf and stockbridge. http://tinyurl.com/yghqbyj great stuff.

m said...

wow great photos, thanks for this.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/3926873618/sizes/l/in/set-72157622264465125/

here's to the simple things we should be able to look forward to