May 1973 - Lining Main Street for a View of the Memorial Day Parade in Beaufort, South Carolina
Photo taken by Paul Conklin, as part of the EPA’s Documerica Project
Summer Concert at the South Street Seaport
FOLK SINGING AND DANCING HAS FOUND A NEW HOME AT THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT ON THE EAST RIVER NEAR BROOKLYN BRIDGE. ENTHUSIASTIC CROWDS GATHER SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK DURING THE SUMMER TO ENJOY THE SHOW AND THE MUSIC, VIEW THE HARBOR BOATS, AND BREATHE THE SEA AIR, 06/1973.
Taken in June 1973 at South Street Seaport in New York City, this photograph by Suzanne Szasz is from the EPA’s DOCUMERICA Program to document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.
June 24 - Lone female sharpshooter at the Old Time Rifleman’s Meet
OLD TIME RIFLEMAN’S MEET, JUNE 24, 1973, IS HELD ON THE GREENFIELD VILLAGE GREEN ADJOINING THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM OF DEARBORN. CRINOLINED CONTESTANT, THE ONLY REPRESENTATIVE OF HER SEX, FIRES OFF HER RIFLE IN THE SHOOTING MATCH.
This photo was taken by Joe Clark as part of the EPA’s DOCUMERICA Program to document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.
On this day in 1946, the bikini made its debut during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris. This bikini-honoring image is courtesy of NARA’s Archival Research Catalog and is titled “WATER PATROL SUPERVISOR DAN NEEDHAM STOPS TO REFUEL AT BIKINI BEACH, A FLOATING SERVICE STATION WITH A SELF-EXPLANATORY NAME. ATTENDANT IS JILL PHILLIPS, A COLLEGE STUDENT WORKING SUMMERS, 06/1973.”
Don’t let it go to the dogs…
For those of you celebrating National Ice Cream Day, we thought you would enjoy these two photos from the DOCUMERICA series. The original caption reads:
“Youngster unknowingly has shared her ice cream stick with the dog as she watches judging during the kiddies parade in Johnson Park in New Ulm, Minnesota, 07/1974.”
August 1, 1947 and August 1, 1974 — midmorning smog in Pittsburgh as seen from the Liberty Tunnel.
Anyone in Pittsburgh able to capture a photo this morning?
Celebrating 221 years of the Coast Guard!
On August 4, 1790, Alexander Hamilton established the United States Revenue Cutter Service under the Department of Treasury.
Check out more photos in our catalog.
In recognition of International Beer Day, a few photos from our holdings:
- Beer steins are raised as the Concord Singers practice singing German songs in New Ulm, Minnesota…07/1974
- Sgt. Henry Klein, N.Y.C., manager of new USAFIME, Cairo, Hgs Post Exchange sells T/4 Ralph Lohman his ration of American beer. Seven cans were rationed in Sept. but future deliveries were uncertain.
- …The town once supported two breweries but only Schell’s, the oldest remains in production…A large copper cooking pot is seen in the picture…New Ulm, 07/1974
- A patron of “Sammy’s Bowery Follies,” a downtown bar, sleeping at his table while the resident cat laps at his beer, 12/1947
- Carrying a full load of beer donated by the Marine Corps League for Marines in Korea, is Corporal R. L. Quisenberry, Dayton, Ohio., 07/25/1951
“August brings the ‘D’Aug Days’ to Fountain Square. ‘D’Aug Days’ is a month long festival of arts presented to, for, and sometimes by, the people. At the Tyler Davidson Fountain, taking a bath is fun, 08/1973.”
Taken in August, 1973, at Cincinati’s Fountain Square, this photograph by Tom Hubbard is from the EPA’s DOCUMERICA Program to document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.
Image description: Anxious kids begin the chase in a greased pig contest at a picnic held near Chattanooga, Tennessee in August 1974.
Image from the National Archives’ collection of Documerica Project photos. The project hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, Environmental Protection Agency activities, and everyday life in the 1970s.
“Labor Day Weekend brings the Annual Garfield County Fair Parade, 09/1973” David Hiser, Photographer
Photos of the Garfield County Fair Parade, held in Rifle, Colorado during Labor Day weekend, September, 1973. These are from the EPA’s DOCUMERICA Program to document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.