this fascinating archive photography website site i’ve just stumbled upon: documerica is worth a visit…
Toxic pollutants. Species extinctions. Overpopulation. In 1970, concern for the survival of the human race in the face of environmental catastrophe culminated in the first Earth Day, April 22. Twenty million Americans across the country demonstrated in support of environmental reform.
"The 1970s, we’re beginning to realize, were a much more important decade than we thought. It’s not just disco and streaking," said Bruce Bustard, curator with the National Archives, who researched Documerica for the exhibit "Picturing the Century: One hundred years of photography from the National Archives."