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Old Posted Nov 25, 2011, 9:35 PM
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Documerica: Images of America in Crisis in the 1970s

Spectacular set of images gathered by the Atlantic of the United States in the 1970s.

See the full set with descriptions here.

An interesting period in history.

























































































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I remember doing this. Oh....the good ol' days!
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Beautiful pictures of waste and degradation. Thanks for posting.
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Amazing photos. Thanks for posting these.
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very awesome. thanks for posting these. I'd love to see the other 79,954 pics.
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An incredible collection. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Every one of these is amazing.
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Beautiful pictures of waste and degradation. Thanks for posting.


Beautiful??! Now that is a strange description of these shots.
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Wow, thats pretty shitty.
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Beautiful??! Now that is a strange description of these shots.
Not all of them, but a number are artfully composed or have a contradictory beauty because they are so horrifying (eg., the apocalyptic scene on the Clark Ave bridge in Cleveland, with the plumes of industrial smoke and old cars bathed in the glow of a picturesque sunrise).
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Ahhhhhh yes, the 70s. To paraphrase one of them famous guys: It was my best of times, it was my worst of times.

Mostly happy memories, but as the pics point out, not always the prettiest.
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Is the fourth-to-last photo Seattle? I can't figure it out.
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I like. I've always thought of the 70s as a major transitional time in America where the "old world" relatively speaking was quickly dying concurrent with a new both better and worse world that was being constructed, the one I grew up in. Whenever I can find photos of cities especially during the 1970s and very early 80s I get pretty excited. Thanks for posting this Okayyou!
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Wow, greatly interesting, nasty photos. I like.
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Is the fourth-to-last photo Seattle? I can't figure it out.
yes thats seattle you can see their signiture tower off to the right
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I feel I need to bump this thread it's brilliance is too important to fade into obscurity.

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